New International Version
The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.
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
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A prating fool shall fall - This clause is repeated in the tenth verse. The wise man will receive the commandment: but the shallow blabbing fool shall be cast down. See Proverbs 10:10.
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
"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you; rebuke the wise and they will love you.
Whoever winks maliciously causes grief, and a chattering fool comes to ruin.
The wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.
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