New International Version
All who are prudent act with knowledge, but fools expose their 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.
Proverbs 13:16 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The way of transgressors is hard - Never was a truer saying; most sinners have more pain and difficulty to get their souls damned, than the righteous have, with all their cross-bearings, to get to the kingdom of heaven.
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layeth or spreadeth
LibraryThe Tillage of the Poor
'Much food is in the tillage of the poor.'--PROVERBS xiii. 23. Palestine was a land of small peasant proprietors, and the institution of the Jubilee was intended to prevent the acquisition of large estates by any Israelite. The consequence, as intended, was a level of modest prosperity. It was 'the tillage of the poor,' the careful, diligent husbandry of the man who had only a little patch of land to look after, that filled the storehouses of the Holy Land. Hence the proverb of our text arose. It …
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The Song of the Redeemed
Blessed are the Poor in Spirit
The prudent keep their knowledge to themselves, but a fool's heart blurts out folly.
The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.
Even as fools walk along the road, they lack sense and show everyone how stupid they are.
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