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Proverbs 10:13 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— In the lips of him that hath discernment wisdom is found; But a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— 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.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— On the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found, But a rod is for the back of him who lacks understanding.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— 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's Translation (DBY 1890)
— In the lips of an intelligent [man] wisdom is found; but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— In the lips of the intelligent, is found wisdom, but, a rod, is for the back of him that lacketh sense.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— In the lips of the intelligent is wisdom found, And a rod [is] for the back of him who is lacking understanding.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— In the lips of the wise is wisdom found: and a rod on the back of him that wanteth sense.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— In the lips of him that hath vnderstanding, wisedome is found: but a rod [is] for the backe of him that is voyd of vnderstanding.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— He that brings forth wisdom from his lips smites the fool with a rod.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— 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.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
In the lips 8193
{8193} Prime
שָׂפָה
saphah
{saw-faw'}
(The second form is in dual and plural); Probably from H5595 or H8192 through the idea of termination (compare H5490); the lip (as a natural boundary); by implication language; by analogy a margin (of a vessel, water, cloth, etc.).
of him that hath understanding 995
{0995} Prime
בִּין
biyn
{bene}
A primitive root; to separate mentally (or distinguish), that is, (generally) understand.
z8737
<8737> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 793
wisdom 2451
{2451} Prime
חָכְמָה
chokmah
{khok-maw'}
From H2449; wisdom (in a good sense).
is found: 4672
{4672} Prime
מָצָא
matsa'
{maw-tsaw'}
A primitive root; properly to come forth to, that is, appear or exist; transitively to attain, that is, find or acquire; figuratively to occur, meet or be present.
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
but a rod 7626
{7626} Prime
שֵׁבֶט
shebet
{shay'-bet}
From an unused root probably meaning to branch off; a scion, that is, (literally) a stick (for punishing, writing, fighting, ruling, walking, etc.) or (figuratively) a clan.
[is] for the back 1460
{1460} Prime
גֵּו
gev
{gave}
From H1342 (corresponding to H1354); the back; by analogy the middle.
of him that is void 2638
{2638} Prime
חָסֵר
chacer
{khaw-sare'}
From H2637; lacking; hence without.
of understanding. 3820
{3820} Prime
לֵב
leb
{labe}
A form of H3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 10:13

_ _ In the lips ... found — hence, not beaten, as the wicked-speaking fool.

_ _ void of understanding — (Proverbs 6:32; Proverbs 7:7).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 10:13

_ _ Observe, 1. Wisdom and grace are the honour of good men: He that has understanding, that good understanding which those have that do the commandments, wisdom is found in his lips, that is, it is discovered to be there, and consequently that he has within a good treasure of it, and it is derived thence for the benefit of others. It is a man's honour to have wisdom, but much more to be instrumental to make others wise. 2. Folly and sin are the shame of bad men: A rod is for the back of him that is void of understandingof him that wants a heart; he exposes himself to the lashes of his own conscience, to the scourges of the tongue, to the censures of the magistrate, and to the righteous judgments of God. Those that foolishly and wilfully go on in wicked ways are preparing rods for themselves, the marks of which will be their perpetual disgrace.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 10:13

Wisdom — This wisdom shews itself in his speech. A rod — Rebukes from God and men.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 10:13

In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but (g) a rod [is] for the back of him that is void of understanding.

(g) That is, God will find him out to punish him.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the lips:

Proverbs 10:11 The mouth of a righteous [man is] a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
Proverbs 10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.
Proverbs 15:7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish [doeth] not so.
Proverbs 15:23 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word [spoken] in due season, how good [is it]!
Proverbs 20:15 There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge [are] a precious jewel.
Proverbs 26:3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back.
Exodus 10:12 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up upon the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, [even] all that the hail hath left.
Isaiah 50:4 The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to [him that is] weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.
Luke 4:22 And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?

a rod:

Proverbs 10:10 He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.
Proverbs 7:22 He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;
Proverbs 17:10 A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.
Proverbs 26:3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back.
Proverbs 27:22 Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, [yet] will not his foolishness depart from him.
Psalms 32:9 Be ye not as the horse, [or] as the mule, [which] have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.

understanding:
Heb. heart,
Proverbs 6:32 [But] whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he [that] doeth it destroyeth his own soul.
*marg.
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Ex 10:12. Ps 32:9. Pv 6:32; 7:22; 10:10, 11, 21; 15:7, 23; 17:10; 20:15; 26:3; 27:22. Is 50:4. Lk 4:22.

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