Proverbs 13:10 – Through insolence comes nothing but strife, But wisdom is with those who receive counsel.
This one almost speaks for itself. Narcissists / those with insolent pride are conflict creators. Their focus on self-exaltation and getting what they want causes them to take actions that run people over in the pursuit of getting what they want – rather than “wasting their time and energy” on having peaceful relationships.
The word for insolence in Proverbs 13:10 is the same word as that used in our “key” verse of Proverbs 21:24 – “Proud, haughty, scoffer are his names; who acts with insolent pride.”.
HEB: בָּֽא־ זָ֭דוֹן וַיָּבֹ֣א קָל֑וֹן
NAS: When pride comes, then comes
KJV: [When] pride cometh, then cometh
INT: comes pride comes dishonor
HEB: רַק־ בְּ֭זָדוֹן יִתֵּ֣ן מַצָּ֑ה
NAS: Through insolence comes nothing
KJV: Only by pride cometh contention:
INT: but insolence comes strife
HEB: ע֝וֹשֶׂ֗ה בְּעֶבְרַ֥ת זָדֽוֹן׃
NAS: Who acts with insolent pride.
KJV: who dealeth in proud wrath.
INT: acts wrath insolent
zadon: insolence, presumptuousness
Original Word: זָדוֹן
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (zaw-done’)
Short Definition: arrogance
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
arrogance (3), arrogant (2), insolence (2), insolent pride (1), presumptuously (2), pride (1)..
* Narcissism is the modern colloquial term for what the Bible calls “insolent pride” – see here for more