Proverbs 21:11
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New International Version
When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; by paying attention to the wise they get knowledge.


New American Standard Bible
When the scoffer is punished, the naive becomes wise; But when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.


King James Bible
When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
When a mocker is punished, the inexperienced become wiser; when one teaches a wise man, he acquires knowledge.


International Standard Version
When a mocker is punished, the fool gains wisdom; but when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.


American Standard Version
When the scoffer is punished, the simple is made wise; And when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.


Douay-Rheims Bible
When a pestilent man is punished, the little one will be wiser: and if he follow the wise, he will receive knowledge.


Darby Bible Translation
When the scorner is punished, the simple becometh wise; and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.


Young's Literal Translation
When the scorner is punished, the simple becometh wise, And in giving understanding to the wise He receiveth knowledge.
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Context
The King's Heart is in the Lord's Hand

1The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turns it wherever he will. 2Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD ponders the hearts. 3To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. 4An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin. 5The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenty; but of every one that is hasty only to want. 6The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death. 7The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment. 8The way of man is fraudulent and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right. 9It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house. 10The soul of the wicked desires evil: his neighbor finds no favor in his eyes. 11When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge. 12The righteous man wisely considers the house of the wicked: but God overthrows the wicked for their wickedness. 13Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard. 14A gift in secret pacifies anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath. 15It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity. 16The man that wanders out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead. 17He that loves pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loves wine and oil shall not be rich. 18The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright. 19It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman. 20There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spends it up. 21He that follows after righteousness and mercy finds life, righteousness, and honor. 22A wise man scales the city of the mighty, and casts down the strength of the confidence thereof. 23Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles. 24Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who deals in proud wrath. 25The desire of the slothful kills him; for his hands refuse to labor. 26He covets greedily all the day long: but the righteous gives and spares not. 27The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he brings it with a wicked mind? 28A false witness shall perish: but the man that hears speaks constantly. 29A wicked man hardens his face: but as for the upright, he directs his way. 30There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD. 31The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.
Cross References
Proverbs 9:7
He that reproves a scorner gets to himself shame: and he that rebukes a wicked man gets himself a blot.


Proverbs 19:25
Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that has understanding, and he will understand knowledge.


Treasury of Scripture

When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.

the scorner

Proverbs 19:25 Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that has understanding, and he will understand knowledge.

Numbers 16:34 And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also.

Deuteronomy 13:11 And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any such wickedness as this is among you.

Deuteronomy 21:21 And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shall you put evil away from among you...

Psalm 64:7-9 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded...

Acts 5:5,11-14 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things...

1 Corinthians 10:6-11 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted...

Hebrews 2:1-3 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip...

Hebrews 10:28,29 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses...

Revelation 11:13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell...

when the wise

Proverbs 1:5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain to wise counsels:

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.

Proverbs 15:14 The heart of him that has understanding seeks knowledge: but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.

Proverbs 18:1,15 Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeks and intermeddles with all wisdom...

Strong's Concordance
When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
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Proverbs Chapter 21 Verse 11

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