New American Standard Bible
The wise of heart will receive commands, But a babbling fool will be ruined.
King James Bible
The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.
Darby Bible Translation
The wise in heart receiveth commandments; but a prating fool shall fall.
World English Bible
The wise in heart accept commandments, but a chattering fool will fall.
Young's Literal Translation
The wise in heart accepteth commands, And a talkative fool kicketh.
Proverbs 10:8 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A prating ... fall - Better, as in the margin. Inward self-contained wisdom is contrasted with self-exposed folly.
LibraryThe Folly of Slander. Part 2.
"He that uttereth slander is a fool."--Prov. x. 18. I have formerly in this place, discoursing upon this text, explained the nature of the sin here condemned, with its several kinds and ways of practising. II. I shall now proceed to declare the folly of it; and to make good by divers reasons the assertion of the wise man, that "He who uttereth slander is a fool." 1. Slandering is foolish, as sinful and wicked. All sin is foolish upon many accounts; as proceeding from ignorance, error, inconsiderateness, …
Isaac Barrow—Sermons on Evil-Speaking, by Isaac Barrow
Lii. Trust in God.
"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
Pride of Prosperity
"Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.
Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you, Reprove a wise man and he will love you.
He who winks the eye causes trouble, And a babbling fool will be ruined.
Wise men store up knowledge, But with the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.
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