Proverbs 13:10
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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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The three proverbs (Proverbs 13:1-3) which refer to hearing and speaking are now following by a fourth which, like Proverbs 13:2 and Proverbs 13:3, speaks of the נפשׁ.

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.

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Proverbs 21:24 Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who deals in proud wrath.

Judges 12:1-6 And the men of Ephraim gathered themselves together, and went northward, and said to Jephthah...

1 Kings 12:10,11,16 And the young men that were grown up with him spoke to him, saying, Thus shall you speak to this people that spoke to you, saying...

2 Kings 14:10 You have indeed smitten Edom, and your heart has lifted you up: glory of this, and tarry at home...

Luke 22:24 And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.

1 Timothy 6:4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof comes envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

James 3:14-16 But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth...

James 4:1,5,6 From where come wars and fights among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members...


Proverbs 12:15,16 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that listens to counsel is wise...

Proverbs 17:14 The beginning of strife is as when one lets out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.

Proverbs 19:20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter end.

Proverbs 20:18 Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.

Proverbs 25:8 Go not forth hastily to strive, lest you know not what to do in the end thereof, when your neighbor has put you to shame.

Judges 8:1-3 And the men of Ephraim said to him, Why have you served us thus, that you called us not, when you went to fight with the Midianites...

Luke 14:28-32 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sits not down first, and counts the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it...

Acts 6:1-5 And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews...

Cross References
Judges 19:30
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."

Proverbs 13:9
The light of the righteous rejoices, but the lamp of the wicked will be put out.

Proverbs 13:11
Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.

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