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Proverbs 13:10 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— By pride cometh only contention; But with the well-advised is wisdom.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised [is] wisdom.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Through insolence comes nothing but strife, But wisdom is with those who receive counsel.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well-advised [is] wisdom.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— By pride there only cometh contention; but with the well-advised is wisdom.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Only by pride, doth one cause contention, but, with the well-advised, is wisdom.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— A vain man through pride causeth debate, And with the counselled [is] wisdom.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Among the proud there are always contentions: but they that do all things with counsel, are ruled by wisdom.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Onely by pride commeth contention: but with the well aduised [is] wisedome.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— A bad man does evil with insolence: but they that are judges of themselves are wise.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised [is] wisdom.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Only x7535
(7535) Complement
The same as H7534 as a noun; properly leanness, that is, (figuratively) limitation; only adverbially merely, or conjugationally although.
by pride 2087
{2087} Prime
From H2102; arrogance.
cometh 5414
{5414} Prime
A primitive root; to give, used with great latitude of application (put, make, etc.).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
contention: 4683
{4683} Prime
From H5327; a quarrel.
but with x854
(0854) Complement
Probably from H0579; properly nearness (used only as a preposition or adverb), near; hence generally with, by, at, among, etc.
the well advised 3289
{3289} Prime
A primitive root; to advise; reflexively to deliberate or resolve.
<8737> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 793
[is] wisdom. 2451
{2451} Prime
From H2449; wisdom (in a good sense).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 13:10

_ _ The obstinacy which attends self-conceit, produces contention, which the well-advised, thus evincing modesty, avoid.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 13:10

_ _ Note, 1. Foolish pride is the great make-bate. Would you know whence come wars and fightings? They come from this root of bitterness. Whatever hand other lusts may have in contention (passion, envy, covetousness), pride has the great hand; it is its pride that it will itself sow discord and needs no help. Pride makes men impatient of contradiction in either their opinions or their desires, impatient of competition and rivalship, impatient of contempt, or any thing that looks like a slight, and impatient of concession, and receding, from a conceit of certain right and truth on their side; and hence arise quarrels among relations and neighbours, quarrels in states and kingdoms, in churches and Christian societies. Men will be revenged, will not forgive, because they are proud. 2. Those that are humble and peaceable are wise and well advised. Those that will ask and take advice, that will consult their own consciences, their Bibles, their ministers, their friends, and will do nothing rashly, are wise, as in other things, so in this, that they will humble themselves, will stoop and yield, to preserve quietness and prevent quarrels.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 13:10

Pride — It is chiefly, pride which blows up the coals of contention. Well — advised — Who are not governed by their passions, but by prudent considerations. Wisdom — Which teaches them to avoid contention.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 13:10

Only by pride (d) cometh contention: but with the well advised [is] wisdom.

(d) When as every man contends to have preeminence, and will not give place to another.

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Proverbs 21:24 Proud [and] haughty scorner [is] his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.
Judges 12:1-6 And the men of Ephraim gathered themselves together, and went northward, and said unto Jephthah, Wherefore passedst thou over to fight against the children of Ammon, and didst not call us to go with thee? we will burn thine house upon thee with fire. ... Then said they unto him, Say now Shibboleth: and he said Sibboleth: for he could not frame to pronounce [it] right. Then they took him, and slew him at the passages of Jordan: and there fell at that time of the Ephraimites forty and two thousand.
1 Kings 12:10-11 And the young men that were grown up with him spake unto him, saying, Thus shalt thou speak unto this people that spake unto thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make thou [it] lighter unto us; thus shalt thou say unto them, My little [finger] shall be thicker than my father's loins. ... And now whereas my father did lade you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke: my father hath chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
1 Kings 12:16 So when all Israel saw that the king hearkened not unto them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? neither [have we] inheritance in the son of Jesse: to your tents, O Israel: now see to thine own house, David. So Israel departed unto their tents.
2 Kings 14:10 Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, and thine heart hath lifted thee up: glory [of this], and tarry at home: for why shouldest thou meddle to [thy] hurt, that thou shouldest fall, [even] thou, and Judah with thee?
Luke 22:24 And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.
1 Timothy 6:4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
James 3:14-16 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. ... For where envying and strife [is], there [is] confusion and every evil work.
James 4:1 From whence [come] wars and fightings among you? [come they] not hence, [even] of your lusts that war in your members?
James 4:5-6 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? ... But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
3 John 1:9-10 I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not. ... Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth [them] out of the church.


Proverbs 12:15-16 The way of a fool [is] right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel [is] wise. ... A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent [man] covereth shame.
Proverbs 17:14 The beginning of strife [is as] when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.
Proverbs 19:20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
Proverbs 20:18 [Every] purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.
Proverbs 25:8 Go not forth hastily to strive, lest [thou know not] what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame.
Judges 8:1-3 And the men of Ephraim said unto him, Why hast thou served us thus, that thou calledst us not, when thou wentest to fight with the Midianites? And they did chide with him sharply. ... God hath delivered into your hands the princes of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb: and what was I able to do in comparison of you? Then their anger was abated toward him, when he had said that.
Luke 14:28-32 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have [sufficient] to finish [it]? ... Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.
Acts 6:1-5 And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration. ... And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:
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