Proverbs 10:10

“He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hee that winketh with the eye, causeth sorrow: but a prating foole shall fall.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He who winks the eye causes trouble, And a babbling fool will be ruined.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow; But a prating fool shall fall.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who makes signs with his eyes is a cause of trouble, but he who makes a man see his errors is a cause of peace.
- Basic English Bible

He that winketh with the eye causeth grief, and a prating fool shall fall.
- Darby Bible

He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.
- Webster's Bible

One winking with the eye causes sorrow, but a chattering fool will fall.
- World English Bible

Whoso is winking the eye giveth grief, And a talkative fool kicketh.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow; and a prating fool shall fall.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 10:10


10:10 Winketh - That secretly designs mischief against others, as this phrase is used, #Psal 35:19|.


Discussion for Proverbs 10:10

  • Dewshine for verse 10
    I am wondering if "winketh the eye" means what we now mean when we say we "turn a blind eye" to something? So that if someone sees something wrong but does not say anything could that lead to being sorry later?
  • Chloe Bleu for verse 10
    I think this means that people who wink at people they like eitherwant to earn a false trust to manipulate them.....or are after them in a sinful way...which thus will "cause sorrow" in the end.

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