New Living Translation
If you punish a mocker, the simpleminded become wise; if you instruct the wise, they will be all the wiser.
King James Bible
When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
Darby Bible Translation
When the scorner is punished, the simple becometh wise; and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
World English Bible
When the mocker is punished, the simple gains wisdom. When the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.
Young's Literal Translation
When the scorner is punished, the simple becometh wise, And in giving understanding to the wise He receiveth knowledge.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
21:11 The wise - The simple learn wisdom, both from the punishment of wicked men, and from the prosperity of good men.
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If you punish a mocker, the simpleminded will learn a lesson; if you correct the wise, they will be all the wiser.
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