Proverbs 22:10

10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended.

Proverbs 22:10 in Other Translations

KJV
10 Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.
ESV
10 Drive out a scoffer, and strife will go out, and quarreling and abuse will cease.
NLT
10 Throw out the mocker, and fighting goes, too. Quarrels and insults will disappear.
MSG
10 Kick out the troublemakers and things will quiet down; you need a break from bickering and griping!
CSB
10 Drive out a mocker, and conflict goes too; then lawsuits and dishonor will cease.

Proverbs 22:10 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 22:10

Cast out the scorner
That makes a mock at sin, a jest at religion, and scoffs at all good men, and everything serious and spiritual; cast such an one out of all company and conversation; out of the family, as mocking Ishmael was cast out of Abraham's family; and out of the church, and all religious societies. Jarchi interprets it of the evil imagination or corruption of nature; but this will continue with a man as long as he lives, and, though it may be weakened and subdued, it is not cast out; and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease;
which are caused by the scorner, who stirs up contention and strife in all company where he is, in families, and churches; and is continually casting reproach on good men and things; but, when he is cast out, everything of this nature ceases, and peace and love take place.

Proverbs 22:10 In-Context

8 Whoever sows injustice reaps calamity, and the rod they wield in fury will be broken.
9 The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.
10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended.
11 One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace will have the king for a friend.
12 The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Proverbs 18:6; Proverbs 26:20