Proverbs 10:13

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

On the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found, But a rod is for the back of him who lacks understanding.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In the lips of him who has knowledge wisdom is seen; but a rod is ready for the back of him who is without sense.
- Basic English Bible

In the lips of an intelligent [man] wisdom is found; but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has discernment, but a rod is for the back of him who is void of understanding.
- World English Bible

In the lips of the intelligent is wisdom found, And a rod [is] for the back of him who is lacking understanding.
- Youngs Literal Bible

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.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 10:13


10:13 Wisdom - This wisdom shews itself in his speech. A rod - Rebukes from God and men.


Discussion for Proverbs 10:13

  • I think it is a verse applied to christians who have an understanding of God to be able to correct their kids properly.

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