New International Version
Prudence is a fountain of life to the prudent, but folly brings punishment to fools.
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.
Proverbs 16:22 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Understanding is a well-spring of life - מקור חיים mekor chaiyim; another allusion to the artery that carries the blood from the heart to distribute it to all the extremities of the body.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryApril 27. "The Sweetness of the Lips" (Prov. xvi. 21).
"The sweetness of the lips" (Prov. xvi. 21). Spiritual conditions are inseparably connected with our physical life. The flow of the divine life-currents may be interrupted by a little clot of blood; the vital current may leak out through a very trifling wound. If you want to keep the health of Christ, keep from all spiritual sores, from all heart wounds and irritations. One hour of fretting will wear out more vitality than a week of work; and one minute of malignity, or rankling jealousy or envy …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
What I Think of Myself and what God Thinks of Me
Abandonment to God --Its Fruit and Its Irrevocability --In what it Consists --God Exhorts us to It.
The Providence of God
they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck.
The wise in heart are called discerning, and gracious words promote instruction.
The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent, and their lips promote instruction.
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