Proverbs 9:9

“Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Giue instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a iust man, and he will increase in learning.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Give {instruction} to a wise man and he will be still wiser, Teach a righteous man and he will increase {his} learning.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Give `instruction' to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give teaching to a wise man, and he will become wiser; give training to an upright man, and his learning will be increased.
- Basic English Bible

Impart to a wise [man], and he will become yet wiser; teach a righteous [man], and he will increase learning.
- Darby Bible

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
- Webster's Bible

Instruct a wise man, and he will be still wiser. Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.
- World English Bible

Give to the wise, and he is wiser still, Make known to the righteous, And he increaseth learning.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Give to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 9

  • Miranda Taylor
    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. v10
  • Mr. Smith
    Both Wisdom vs 4 and Foolish vs 16 cry out to the same person to come in. Wisdom, our divine spiritual imagination and Foolishness, our own sense realm, beckon our attention. One leads to life and understanding and one to death and destruction. Choose this day whom ye shall serve. I set before thee life and death, blessing and cursing. The ongoing human struggle.
  • Master Prophet
    It teaches a Women how to examine her ro live in the Obedience to God. We must acknowledge that only what we do doe God will be counted for.
  • Irene123
    V. 8 is referring to a 'wise' man who is walking in the 'light' of the Word of God; he has God's spirit in him and therefore has God's love for souls and will welcome any correction from a fellow Christian in that walk - so he will be right with God. He won't feel condemned if the correction is given gently in the spirit of God's love.
  • Irene123
    I like Gina's comment on Pro. 9:12 - 11/30/'14 .....
  • Steven Wong
    Proverbs 9:13-18 to me mean a choice before me : better if we walk the path of wisdom or bitter the path of folly. I called these paths brain tracks. The names that follows each track are name of spirits.
    1. Sonship/Daughtership
    Offence>Forgiveness >Mercy>Grace>Love
    2. Orphan aka Folly
    Offence>Unforgiveness>Resentment >Bitterness >Revenge >Slander or Murder or Stealing

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