Parallel Verses

World English Bible

When the mocker is punished, the simple gains wisdom. When the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.

New American Standard Bible

When the scoffer is punished, the naive becomes wise; But when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.

King James Version

When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.

Holman Bible

When a mocker is punished,
the inexperienced become wiser;
when one teaches a wise man,
he acquires knowledge.

International Standard Version

When a mocker is punished, the fool gains wisdom; but when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.

A Conservative Version

When a scoffer is punished, a simple man is made wise, and when a wise man is instructed, he receives knowledge.

American Standard Version

When the scoffer is punished, the simple is made wise; And when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.

Amplified

When the scoffer is punished, the fool gets a lesson in being wise; but men of [godly] Wisdom and good sense learn by being instructed.

Bible in Basic English

When the man of pride undergoes punishment, the simple man gets wisdom; and by watching the wise he gets knowledge.

Darby Translation

When the scorner is punished, the simple becometh wise; and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise, and by instructing the wise, he receives wisdom.

Julia Smith Translation

In punishing him mocking, the simple shall become wise: and in instruction to the wise one he will take knowledge.

King James 2000

When the scoffer is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.

Lexham Expanded Bible

With the punishment of a scoffer, the simple will become wise, and with the instruction of the wise, he will obtain knowledge.

Modern King James verseion

When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise; and when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When the scornful is punished, the ignorant take the better heed; and when a wise man is warned, he will receive the more understanding.

NET Bible

When a scorner is punished, the naive becomes wise; when a wise person is instructed, he gains knowledge.

New Heart English Bible

When the mocker is punished, the simple gains wisdom. When the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.

The Emphasized Bible

When the scoffer is punished, the simple, becometh wise, when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.

Webster

When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.

Youngs Literal Translation

When the scorner is punished, the simple becometh wise, And in giving understanding to the wise He receiveth knowledge.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ענשׁ 
`anash 
Usage: 9

the simple
פּתאי פּתי פּתי 
P@thiy 
Usage: 19

is made wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 27

and when the wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

10 The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor finds no mercy in his eyes. 11 When the mocker is punished, the simple gains wisdom. When the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge. 12 The Righteous One considers the house of the wicked, and brings the wicked to ruin.



Cross References

Proverbs 19:25

Flog a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke one who has understanding, and he will gain knowledge.

Numbers 16:34

All Israel that were around them fled at the cry of them; for they said, "Lest the earth swallow us up!"

Deuteronomy 13:11

All Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall not do any more such wickedness as this is in the midst of you.

Deuteronomy 21:21

All the men of his city shall stone him to death with stones: so you shall put away the evil from the midst of you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.

Psalm 64:7-9

But God will shoot at them. They will be suddenly struck down with an arrow.

Proverbs 1:5

that the wise man may hear, and increase in learning; that the man of understanding may attain to sound counsel:

Proverbs 9:9

Instruct a wise man, and he will be still wiser. Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

Proverbs 15:14

The heart of one who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly.

Proverbs 18:1

An unfriendly man pursues selfishness, and defies all sound judgment.

Proverbs 18:15

The heart of the discerning gets knowledge. The ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

Acts 5:5

Ananias, hearing these words, fell down and died. Great fear came on all who heard these things.

Acts 5:11-14

Great fear came on the whole assembly, and on all who heard these things.

1 Corinthians 10:6-11

Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.

Hebrews 2:1-3

Therefore we ought to pay greater attention to the things that were heard, lest perhaps we drift away.

Hebrews 10:28-29

A man who disregards Moses' law dies without compassion on the word of two or three witnesses.

Revelation 11:13

In that day there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

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