Proverbs 29:9
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New Living Translation
If a wise person takes a fool to court, there will be ranting and ridicule but no satisfaction.

King James Bible
If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.

Darby Bible Translation
If a wise man contendeth with a fool, whether he rage or laugh, he hath no rest.

World English Bible
If a wise man goes to court with a foolish man, the fool rages or scoffs, and there is no peace.

Young's Literal Translation
A wise man is judged by the foolish man, And he hath been angry, And he hath laughed, and there is no rest.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

29:9 Whether - Whether he, the wise man, deal sharply with him, or mildly, there is no rest, no end or fruit of the debate.

Proverbs 29:9 Parallel Commentaries

Palm Sunday
Text: Philippians 2, 5-11. 5 Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 who, existing in the form of God, counted not the being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men; 8 and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death, yea, the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore also God highly exalted him, and gave unto him the name which is above every name; 10 that
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. II

It Remains Then that we Understand as Concerning those Women...
33. It remains then that we understand as concerning those women, whether in Egypt or in Jericho, that for their humanity and mercy they received a reward, in any wise temporal, which indeed itself, while they wist not of it, should by prophetical signification prefigure somewhat eternal. But whether it be ever right, even for the saving of a man's life, to tell a lie, as it is a question in resolving which even the most learned do weary themselves, it did vastly surpass the capacity of those poor
St. Augustine—Against Lying

What are Evidences of Backsliding in Heart.
1. Manifest formality in religious exercises. A stereotyped, formal way of saying and doing things, that is clearly the result of habit, rather than the outgushing of the religious life. This formality will be emotionless and cold as an iceberg, and will evince a total want of earnestness in the performance of religious duty. In prayer and in religious exercises the backslider in heart will pray or praise, or confess, or give thanks with his lips, so that all can hear him, perhaps, but in such a
Charles G. Finney—The Backslider in Heart

God's Glory the Chief End of Man's Being
Rom. xi. 36.--"Of him and through him, and to him, are all things, to whom be glory for ever." And 1 Cor. x. 31--"Whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." All that men have to know, may be comprised under these two heads,--What their end is, and What is the right way to attain to that end? And all that we have to do, is by any means to seek to compass that end. These are the two cardinal points of a man's knowledge and exercise. Quo et qua eundum est,--Whither to go, and what way to go.
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
Proverbs 17:12
It is safer to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than to confront a fool caught in foolishness.

Proverbs 26:4
Don't answer the foolish arguments of fools, or you will become as foolish as they are.

Proverbs 29:8
Mockers can get a whole town agitated, but the wise will calm anger.

Proverbs 29:10
The bloodthirsty hate blameless people, but the upright seek to help them.

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