Proverbs 13:16
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New American Standard Bible
Every prudent man acts with knowledge, But a fool displays folly.

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

Darby Bible Translation
Every prudent man acteth with knowledge; but the foolish layeth open his folly.

World English Bible
Every prudent man acts from knowledge, but a fool exposes folly.

Young's Literal Translation
Every prudent one dealeth with knowledge, And a fool spreadeth out folly.

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Practical Methods of Studying the Old Testament
[Sidenote: The various methods of approach] The Old Testament may be studied as literature, as history, as the record of an important stage in the evolution of religion, as the revelation of God to the race, or as a practical aid to the individual in living the true life. Each angle of approach calls for different methods and yields its correspondingly rich results. Studied in accordance with the canons of modern literary investigation, a literature is disclosed of surpassing variety, beauty, and
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament

"And this is his Commandment," &C.
1 John iii. 23.--"And this is his commandment," &c. There are different tempers of mind among men, some more smooth and pliable, others more refractory and froward. Some may be persuaded by love, who cannot be constrained by fear. With some a request will more prevail than a command. Others again are of a harsher disposition. Love and condescension doth rather embolden them, and therefore they must be restrained with the bridle of authority. It would seem that the Lord hath some regard to this in
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

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 makes knowledge acceptable, But the mouth of fools spouts folly.

Proverbs 18:2
A fool does not delight in understanding, But only in revealing his own mind.

Ecclesiastes 10:3
Even when the fool walks along the road, his sense is lacking and he demonstrates to everyone that he is a fool.

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