Proverbs 10:8

“The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The wise in heart will receiue commaundements: but a prating foole shall fall.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The wise of heart will receive commands, But a babbling fool will be ruined.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The wise in heart will receive commandments; But a prating fool shall fall.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The wise-hearted man will let himself be ruled, but the man whose talk is foolish will have a fall.
- Basic English Bible

The wise in heart receiveth commandments; but a prating fool shall fall.
- Darby Bible

The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.
- Webster's Bible

The wise in heart accept commandments, but a chattering fool will fall.
- World English Bible

The wise in heart accepteth commands, And a talkative fool kicketh.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The wise in heart will receive commandments; but a prating fool shall fall.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 10:8


10:8 Who receive - Is ready to hear and obey the precepts of God and men. Fall - Into mischief.


Discussion for Proverbs 10

  • BSP
    Verse 22: Having Jehovah God's blessing is what makes one rich. He gives protection and causes those who have his blessing to prosper.
  • Chris Powell
    From reading chapter 1 through 10 I feel Wisdom and Instruction cries out but its not the type of wisdom and instruction this world has to offer, it only comes from our father. Once we cry out to God and receive him as our saviour and read his word then the Holy Spirit will teach us what the wisdom and instructions are. They kinda remind me of hidden treasure that only the Holy Spirit can give us
  • Lu2677
    Cont.from page Matt.24;A disciple,Proverbs 10:11"The mouth of a righteous man is a well (abundance) of life; but violence covers (fills) the mouth of the wicked." The wicked are those that do not have God's word in their heart. You said "we can NEVER know our own hearts."Not true, I know mine. If you do not know yours how will you know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error in you or them?
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 10:8 THE WISE IN HEART WILL RECEIVE COMMANDMENTS BUT A PRATING FOOL SHALL FALL HEBREWS 4:11 LET US LABOR THEREFORE TO ENTER INTO THAT REST LEST ANY MAN FALL AFTER THE SAME EXAMPLE OF UNBELIEF TITUS 1:14 NOT GIVING HEED TO JEWISH FABLES AND COMMANDMENTS OF MEN THAT TURN FROM THE TRUTH 1 JOHN 2:3 AND HEREBY WE DO KNOW THAT WE KNOW HIM IF WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 10:16 THE LABOR OF THE RIGHTEOUS TENDETH TO LIFE THE FRUIT OF THE WICKED TO SIN JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT --- AND THEY ARE LIFE ---LUKE 6:43 FOR A GOOD TREE BRINGETH NOT FORTH CORRUPT FRUIT NEITHER DOES A CORRUPT TREE BRING FORTH GOOD FRUIT
  • Lane
    Sean, I too have been dull in the mind. I am so glad that our Father GOD, LORD JESUS, and The HOLY SPIRIT, ways are not our ways. I would have been doomed a long time ago. Thank JESUS, for bleeding our case in the courtroom of grace. AMEN!