Proverbs 13:10

10 Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.

Proverbs 13:10 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
10 Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
English Standard Version (ESV)
10 By insolence comes nothing but strife, but with those who take advice is wisdom.
New Living Translation (NLT)
10 Pride leads to conflict; those who take advice are wise.
The Message Bible (MSG)
10 Arrogant know-it-alls stir up discord, but wise men and women listen to each other's counsel.
American Standard Version (ASV)
10 By pride cometh only contention; But with the well-advised is wisdom.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
10 Arrogance produces only quarreling, but those who take advice gain wisdom.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
10 Arrogance leads to nothing but strife, but wisdom is gained by those who take advice.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
10 Pride only leads to arguing. But those who take advice are wise.

Proverbs 13:10 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 13:10

Only by pride cometh contention
Though it comes by other things, yet by this chiefly, and there are no contentions without it: or "truly", "verily", "certainly F4, by pride" Unless the words may be better rendered, "an empty man through pride will give contention" F5, or make it; such as are empty of knowledge and wisdom; and such are generally the most proud, and are very apt to raise contentions, and foment divisions: contentions in families, in neighbourhoods, in towns, cities, and countries, and in churches, are generally owing to pride; what contentions and confusions has the pride of the pope of Rome brought into kingdoms and states, into councils, and into the church of God! but with the well advised [is] wisdom:
such who are humble and modest will seek counsel of God; will consult the sacred oracles, and ask advice of those who are superior to them in knowledge and understanding; and so will neither raise contentions themselves, nor join with those that make them, but do all they can to lay them; these show that true wisdom is with them.


F4 (qr) "certe", Vatablus; "vere", Pagninus, Montanus, Merecrus.
F5 "Levis per superbiam dabit contentionam", Gejerus.

Proverbs 13:10 In-Context

8 A person’s riches may ransom their life, but the poor cannot respond to threatening rebukes.
9 The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
10 Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
11 Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.
12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Judges 19:30; S Proverbs 9:9
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