New American Standard Bible
Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, But the discipline of fools is folly.
King James Bible
Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.
Darby Bible Translation
Wisdom is a fountain of life for him that hath it; but the instruction of fools is folly.
World English Bible
Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, but the punishment of fools is their folly.
Young's Literal Translation
A fountain of life is understanding to its possessors, The instruction of fools is folly.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Wellspring of life - Compare Proverbs 10:11 note. "the instruction of fools" Not that which they give, but that which they receive. Compare Proverbs 14:24. "Folly" is its own all-sufficient punishment.
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So they will be life to your soul And adornment to your neck.
The wise in heart will be called understanding, And sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness.
The heart of the wise instructs his mouth And adds persuasiveness to his lips.
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