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Proverbs 19:25
NIV:  Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke the discerning, and they will gain knowledge.
NAS:  Strike a scoffer and the naive may become shrewd, But reprove one who has understanding and he will gain knowledge.
KJV:  Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.
GWT:  Strike a mocker, and a gullible person may learn a lesson. Warn an understanding person, and he will gain more knowledge.
ASV:  Smite a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; And reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.
BBE:  When blows overtake the man of pride, the simple will get sense; say sharp words to the wise, and knowledge will be made clear to him.
DBY:  Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware; reprove the intelligent, and he will understand knowledge.
DRB:  The wicked man being; scourged, the fool shall be wiser: but if thou rebuke a wise man he will understand discipline.
WBS:  Smite a scorner and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.
WEB:  Flog a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke one who has understanding, and he will gain knowledge.
YLT:  A scorner smite, and the simple acts prudently, And give reproof to the intelligent, He understandeth knowledge.

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