New International Version
Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.
King James Bible
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
Darby Bible Translation
Impart to a wise [man], and he will become yet wiser; teach a righteous [man], and he will increase learning.
World English Bible
Instruct a wise man, and he will be still wiser. Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.
Young's Literal Translation
Give to the wise, and he is wiser still, Make known to the righteous, And he increaseth learning.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Give instruction to a wise man - Literally give to the wise, and he will be wise. Whatever you give to such, they reap profit from it. They are like the bee, they extract honey from every flower.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Temple of Wisdom
(Preached at Wellington College, All Saints' Day, 1866.) PROVERBS ix. 1-5. Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars: she hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table. She hath sent forth her maidens; she crieth upon the highest places of the city, Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and to him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled. This allegory has been …
Charles Kingsley—Discipline and Other Sermons
To Pastors and Teachers
let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance--
The wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.
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