Proverbs 13:16
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English Standard Version
Every prudent man acts with knowledge, but a fool flaunts his folly.

King James Bible
Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.

American Standard Version
Every prudent man worketh with knowledge; But a fool flaunteth his folly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The prudent man doth all things with counsel: but he that is a fool, layeth open his folly.

English Revised Version
Every prudent man worketh with knowledge: but a fool spreadeth out folly.

Webster's Bible Translation
Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

10 Nothing comes by pride but contention;

     But wisdom is with those who receive counsel.

The restrictive רק (only) does not, according to the sense, belong to בּזדון (by pride), but to מצּה, vid., under Psalm 32:6 and Job 2:10. Of יתּן equals there is, vid., under Proverbs 10:24. Bertheau's "one causes" is not exact, for "one" [man] is the most general personal subject, but יתן is in such cases to be regarded as impersonal: by pride is always a something which causes nothing but quarrel and strife, for the root of pride is egoism. Line second is a variant to Proverbs 11:2. Bescheidenheit (modesty) is in our old [German] language exactly equivalent to Klugheit (prudence). But here the צנועים are more exactly designated as permitting themselves to be advised; the elsewhere reciprocal נועץ has here once a tolerative signification, although the reciprocal is also allowable: with such as reciprocally advise themselves, and thus without positiveness supplement each his own knowledge by means of that of another. Most interpreters regard 10b as a substantival clause, but why should not יתן be carried forward? With such as permit themselves to be advised, or are not too proud to sustain with others the relation of giving and receiving, there is wisdom, since instead of hatred comes wisdom - the peaceful fruit resulting from an interchange of views.

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Proverbs 12:22,23 Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight...

Proverbs 15:2 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness.

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

Psalm 112:5 A good man shows favor, and lends: he will guide his affairs with discretion.

Isaiah 52:13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.

Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the middle of wolves: be you therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

Romans 16:19 For your obedience is come abroad to all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise to that which is good...

1 Corinthians 14:20 Brothers, be not children in understanding: however, in malice be you children, but in understanding be men.

Ephesians 5:17 Why be you not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

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1 Samuel 25:10,11,17,25 And Nabal answered David's servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse...

Ecclesiastes 10:3 Yes also, when he that is a fool walks by the way, his wisdom fails him, and he said to every one that he is a fool.

layeth or spreadeth

Cross References
Proverbs 12:23
A prudent man conceals knowledge, but the heart of fools proclaims folly.

Proverbs 15:2
The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly.

Proverbs 18:2
A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.

Ecclesiastes 10:3
Even when the fool walks on the road, he lacks sense, and he says to everyone that he is a fool.

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