New Living Translation
Wise words come from the lips of people with understanding, but those lacking sense will be beaten with a rod.
King James Bible
In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.
Darby Bible Translation
In the lips of an intelligent man wisdom is found; but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.
World English Bible
Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has discernment, but a rod is for the back of him who is void of understanding.
Young's Literal Translation
In the lips of the intelligent is wisdom found, And a rod is for the back of him who is lacking understanding.
Proverbs 10:13 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:13 Wisdom - This wisdom shews itself in his speech. A rod - Rebukes from God and men.
LibraryThe Death and the Raising of Lazarus - the Question of Miracles and of this Miracle of Miracles - views of Negative Criticism on this History
From listening to the teaching of Christ, we turn once more to follow His working. It will be remembered, that the visit to Bethany divides the period from the Feast of the Dedication to the last Paschal week into two parts. It also forms the prelude and preparation for the awful events of the End. For, it was on that occasion that the members of the Sanhedrin formally resolved on His Death. It now only remained to settle and carry out the plans for giving effect to their purpose. This is one aspect …
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah
The Christian's Hope
Letter xxxi (A. D. 1132) to the Abbot of a Certain Monastery at York, from which the Prior had Departed, Taking Several Religious with Him.
The Poor in Spirit are Enriched with a Kingdom
The godly offer good counsel; they teach right from wrong.
But the man who commits adultery is an utter fool, for he destroys himself.
The mouth of the godly person gives wise advice, but the tongue that deceives will be cut off.
Punishment is made for mockers, and the backs of fools are made to be beaten.
Guide a horse with a whip, a donkey with a bridle, and a fool with a rod to his back!
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