Proverbs 17:10
New International Version
A rebuke impresses a discerning person more than a hundred lashes a fool.

New Living Translation
A single rebuke does more for a person of understanding than a hundred lashes on the back of a fool.

English Standard Version
A rebuke goes deeper into a man of understanding than a hundred blows into a fool.

Berean Study Bible
A rebuke cuts into a man of discernment deeper than a hundred lashes cut into a fool.

New American Standard Bible
A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding Than a hundred blows into a fool.

New King James Version
Rebuke is more effective for a wise man Than a hundred blows on a fool.

King James Bible
A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.

Christian Standard Bible
A rebuke cuts into a perceptive person more than a hundred lashes into a fool.

Contemporary English Version
A sensible person accepts correction, but you can't beat sense into a fool.

Good News Translation
An intelligent person learns more from one rebuke than a fool learns from being beaten a hundred times.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A rebuke cuts into a perceptive person more than a hundred lashes into a fool.

International Standard Version
A rebuke is more effective with a man of understanding than a hundred lashes to a fool.

NET Bible
A rebuke makes a greater impression on a discerning person than a hundred blows on a fool.

New Heart English Bible
A rebuke enters deeper into one who has understanding than a hundred lashes into a fool.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A rebuke breaks the heart of the wise, and instead of reproof, a fool is whipped and is unaware of it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A reprimand impresses a person who has understanding more than a hundred lashes impress a fool.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A rebuke entereth deeper into a man of understanding Than a hundred stripes into a fool.

New American Standard 1977
A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding Than a hundred blows into a fool.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Reproof is of more benefit to a wise man than a hundred stripes to a fool.

King James 2000 Bible
A reproof enters more into a wise man than a hundred stripes into a fool.

American King James Version
A reproof enters more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.

American Standard Version
A rebuke entereth deeper into one that hath understanding Than a hundred stripes into a fool.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A threat breaks down the heart of a wise man; but a fool, though scourged, understands not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A reproof availeth more with a wise man, than a hundred stripes with a fool.

Darby Bible Translation
A reproof entereth more deeply into him that hath understanding than a hundred stripes into a fool.

English Revised Version
A rebuke entereth deeper into one that hath understanding than an hundred stripes into a fool.

Webster's Bible Translation
A reproof entereth more into a wise man than a hundred stripes into a fool.

World English Bible
A rebuke enters deeper into one who has understanding than a hundred lashes into a fool.

Young's Literal Translation
Rebuke cometh down on the intelligent More than a hundred stripes on a fool.
Study Bible
Better a Dry Morsel in Quietness
9Whoever conceals an offense promotes love, but he who brings it up separates friends. 10A rebuke affects a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes to a fool. 11An evil man seeks only rebellion; a cruel messenger will be sent against him.…
Cross References
Proverbs 17:9
Whoever conceals an offense promotes love, but he who brings it up separates friends.

Proverbs 17:11
An evil man seeks only rebellion; so a cruel messenger will be sent against him.

Treasury of Scripture

A reproof enters more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.

Proverbs 9:8,9
Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee…

Proverbs 13:1
A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

Proverbs 15:5
A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.

Lexicon
A rebuke
גְּעָרָ֣ה (gə·‘ā·rāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1606: A chiding

affects
תֵּ֣חַת (tê·ḥaṯ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5181: To sink, descend, to press, lead down

a man of discernment
בְמֵבִ֑ין (ḇə·mê·ḇîn)
Preposition-b | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 995: To separate mentally, understand

more than a hundred
מֵאָֽה׃ (mê·’āh)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3967: A hundred

lashes
מֵהַכּ֖וֹת (mê·hak·kō·wṯ)
Preposition-m | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5221: To strike

to a fool.
כְּסִ֣יל (kə·sîl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3684: Stupid fellow, dullard, fool
Verse 10. - A reproof entereth more (deeper) into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool. A deserved rebuke makes a deeper impression upon a man of understanding than the severest chastisement upon a fool. Hitzig quotes Sallust, 'Jug.,' 11, "Verbum in pectus Jugurthae altius, quam quisquam ratus est, descendit." Quint. Curt., 54:7, "Nobilis equus umbra quoque virgae regitur, ignavus ne calcari quidem concitari potest." The antithesis is put more forcibly in the Septuagint, "A threat breaks the heart of a prudent man; a fool even scourged feels it not."
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