New International Version
let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance--
King James Bible
A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
Darby Bible Translation
He that is wise will hear, and will increase learning; and the intelligent will gain wise counsels:
World English Bible
that the wise man may hear, and increase in learning; that the man of understanding may attain to sound counsel:
Young's Literal Translation
(The wise doth hear and increaseth learning, And the intelligent doth obtain counsels.)
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A wise man wilt hear - I shall not only give such instructions as may be suitable to the youthful and inexperienced, but also to those who have much knowledge and understanding. So said St. Paul: We speak wisdom among them that are perfect. This and the following verse are connected in the old MS. and in Coverdale: "By hearyinge the wyse man shall come by more wysdome; and by experience he shall be more apte to understonde a parable and the interpretation thereof; the wordes of the wyse and the darke speaches of the same."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryA Young Man's Best Counsellor
'The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; 2. To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; 3. To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; 4. To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion, 5. A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: 6. To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. 7. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
A Preface to the Reader.
How the Obstinate and the Fickle are to be Admonished.
How Christ is the Way in General, "I am the Way. "
Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.
The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.
I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all.
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