Proverbs 21:11

“When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiueth knowledge.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When the scoffer is punished, the naive becomes wise; But when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

When the scoffer is punished, the simple is made wise; And when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
- American Standard Version (1901)

When the man of pride undergoes punishment, the simple man gets wisdom; and by watching the wise he gets knowledge.
- Basic English Bible

When the scorner is punished, the simple becometh wise; and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
- Darby Bible

When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
- Webster's Bible

When the mocker is punished, the simple gains wisdom. When the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.
- World English Bible

When the scorner is punished, the simple becometh wise, And in giving understanding to the wise He receiveth knowledge.
- Youngs Literal Bible

When the scorner is punished, the thoughtless is made wise; and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 21:11


21:11 The wise - The simple learn wisdom, both from the punishment of wicked men, and from the prosperity of good men.


Discussion for Proverbs 21:11

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