New International Version
Whoever winks maliciously causes grief, and a chattering fool comes to ruin.
King James Bible
He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.
Darby Bible Translation
He that winketh with the eye causeth grief, and a prating fool shall fall.
World English Bible
One winking with the eye causes sorrow, but a chattering fool will fall.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is winking the eye giveth grief, And a talkative fool kicketh.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He that winketh with the eye - Instead of the latter clause, on which see Proverbs 10:8, the Septuagint has, ὁ δε ελεγχων μετα παῥρησιας ειρηνοποιει· "but he that reproveth with freedom, maketh peace." This is also the reading of the Syriac and Arabic. A faithful open reproving of sin is more likely to promote the peace of society than the passing it by slightly, or taking no notice of it; for if the wicked turn to God at the reproof, the law of peace will soon be established in his heart, and the law of kindness will flow from his tongue.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
fall or be beaten
LibraryThe Two-Fold Aspect of the Divine Working
'The way of the Lord is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.'--PROVERBS x. 29. You observe that the words 'shall be,' in the last clause, are a supplement. They are quite unnecessary, and in fact they rather hinder the sense. They destroy the completeness of the antithesis between the two halves of the verse. If you leave them out, and suppose that the 'way of the Lord' is what is spoken of in both clauses, you get a far deeper and fuller meaning. 'The way …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Sanctions of Moral Law, Natural and Governmental.
How the Simple and the Crafty are to be Admonished.
Letter xv (Circa A. D. 1129) to Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin
Do not let those gloat over me who are my enemies without cause; do not let those who hate me without reason maliciously wink the eye.
who winks maliciously with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers,
The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.
The wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.
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