English Standard Version
By insolence comes nothing but strife, but with those who take advice is wisdom.
King James Bible
Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
American Standard Version
By pride cometh only contention; But with the well-advised is wisdom.
Among the proud there are always contentions: but they that do all things with counsel, are ruled by wisdom.
English Revised Version
By pride cometh only contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
Webster's Bible Translation
Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well-advised is wisdom.
Proverbs 13:10 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The soul of the sluggard desires, yet has not;
But the soul of the industrious is richly satisfied.
The view that the o in נפשׁו עצל is the cholem compaginis, Bttcher, 835, meets with the right answer that this would be the only example of a vocal casus in the whole of gnomic poetry; but when on his own part (Neue Aehrenlese, 1305) he regards נפשׁו as the accus. of the nearer definition ( equals בּנפשׁו), he proceeds inadvertently on the view that the first word of the proverb is מתאוּה, while we read מתאוּה, and נפשׁו is thus the nom. of the subject. נפשׁו עצל means "his (the sluggard's) soul" (for עצל occurs as explanatory permutative briefly for נפשׁ עצל), as סעיפיה פּריּה means "its branches (i.e., of the fruitful tree)," Isaiah 17:6. One might, it is true, add ה to the following word here, as at Proverbs 14:13; but the similar expression appertaining to the syntax ornata occurs also 2 Samuel 22:33; Psalm 71:7, and elsewhere, where this is impracticable. Meri appropriately compares the scheme Exodus 2:6, she saw him, viz., the boy. With reference to the ואין here violently (cf. Proverbs 28:1) introduced, Bttcher rightly remarks, that it is an adverb altogether like necquidquam, Proverbs 14:6; Proverbs 20:4, Psalm 68:21, etc., thus: appetit necquidquam anima ejus, scilicet pigri. 4b shows the meaning of the desire that has not, for there תדשּׁן occurs, a favourite strong Mishle word (Proverbs 11:25; Proverbs 28:25, etc.) for abundant satisfaction (the lxx here, as at 28:25, ἐν ἐπιμελείᾳ, sc. ἔσονται, instead of which, Montfaucon supposed πιμελείᾳ, which is, however, a word not authenticated). The slothful wishes and dreams of prosperity and abundance (cf. Proverbs 21:25., a parallel which the Syr. has here in view), but his desire remains unsatisfied, since the object is not gained but only lost by doing nothing; the industrious gain, and that richly, what the slothful wishes for, but in vain.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And all who saw it said, "Such a thing has never happened or been seen from the day that the people of Israel came up out of the land of Egypt until this day; consider it, take counsel, and speak."
The light of the righteous rejoices, but the lamp of the wicked will be put out.
Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.
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