Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Proverbs 19:29 in English Standard Version "Condemnation is ready for scoffers, and beating for the backs of fools." Pr 10:13 On the lips of him who has understanding, wisdom is found, but a rod is for the back of him who lacks sense. Pr 18:6 A fool’s lips walk into a fight, and his mouth invites a beating. Pr 19:25 Strike a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; reprove a man of understanding, and he will gain knowledge. Pr 26:3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools.