Proverbs 10:10

10 Whoever winks maliciously causes grief, and a chattering fool comes to ruin.

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Proverbs 10:10 in Other Translations

KJV
10 He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.
ESV
10 Whoever winks the eye causes trouble, but a babbling fool will come to ruin.
NLT
10 People who wink at wrong cause trouble, but a bold reproof promotes peace.
MSG
10 An evasive eye is a sign of trouble ahead, but an open, face-to-face meeting results in peace.
CSB
10 A sly wink of the eye causes grief, and foolish lips will be destroyed.

Proverbs 10:10 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 10:10

He that winketh with the eye
The Syriac and Arabic versions add, "with fraud". A descriptive character of a wicked man, ( Proverbs 6:13 ) ; who so does, either to draw and allure persons to go along with him, and join him in his evil practices; or by way of scorn and contempt of others; or as a token to another of its being the proper time to circumvent his neighbour, or do him an injury. Such an one causeth sorrow;
to himself in the issue, however he may for the present please himself with his evil doings; and to others, whom he allures and deceives. The Arabic version is, "heaps afflictions" or "sorrows on men"; whom he corrupts and draws into his evil company and conversation; but a prating fool shall fall;
or, "be taken", as the Targum; or "beaten", as the Vulgate Latin; (See Gill on Proverbs 10:8).

Proverbs 10:10 In-Context

8 The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.
9 Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.
10 Whoever winks maliciously causes grief, and a chattering fool comes to ruin.
11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
12 Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.

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