Proverbs 13:1
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New International Version
A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not respond to rebukes.

New Living Translation
A wise child accepts a parent's discipline; a mocker refuses to listen to correction.

English Standard Version
A wise son hears his father’s instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.

New American Standard Bible
A wise son accepts his father's discipline, But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.

King James Bible
A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A wise son responds to his father's discipline, but a mocker doesn't listen to rebuke.

International Standard Version
A wise son heeds a father's correction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.

NET Bible
A wise son accepts his father's discipline, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A wise son hears his father and an evil son who does not receive reproof will perish.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A wise son listens to his father's discipline, but a mocker does not listen to reprimands.

Jubilee Bible 2000
A wise son takes his father's chastening: but a scorner does not hear rebuke.

King James 2000 Bible
A wise son hears his father's instruction: but a scoffer hears not rebuke.

American King James Version
A wise son hears his father's instruction: but a scorner hears not rebuke.

American Standard Version
A wise son heareth his father's instruction; But a scoffer heareth not rebuke.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A wise son heareth the doctrine of his father: but he that is a scorner, beareth not when he is reproved.

Darby Bible Translation
A wise son [heareth] his father's instruction; but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

English Revised Version
A WISE son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

Webster's Bible Translation
A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

World English Bible
A wise son listens to his father's instruction, but a scoffer doesn't listen to rebuke.

Young's Literal Translation
A wise son -- the instruction of a father, And a scorner -- he hath not heard rebuke.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

13:1 There is great hope of those that reverence their parents. There is little hope of any who will not hear those that deal faithfully with them. 2. By our words we must be justified or condemned, Mt 12:37. 3. He that thinks before he speaks, that suppresses evil if he have thought it, keeps his soul from a great deal both of guilt and grief. Many a one is ruined by an ungoverned tongue. 4. The slothful desire the gains the diligent get, but hate the pains the diligent take; therefore they have nothing. This is especially true as to the soul. 5. Where sin reigns, the man is loathsome. If his conscience were awake, he would abhor himself, and repent in dust and ashes.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 1-ch. 15:19. Second section in this collection. Verse 1. - A wise son heareth his father's instruction. The Authorized Version introduces the verb from the second member. The Hebrew is elliptical, "A wise son, his father's discipline," i.e. is the object or the result of his father's education; he owes his wisdom to it. Septuagint, "A clever (πανοῦργος) son is obedient to his father." But a scorner (Proverbs 1:22) heareth not rebuke; one who mocks at goodness and despises filial piety will not listen to reproof. Septuagint, "A disobedient son is in destruction." Compare the case of Eli's sons, and their fate (1 Samuel 2:25; 1 Samuel 4:17).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

A wise son heareth his father's instruction,.... As he should, and has good reason to do; since it must be cordial, faithful, and disinterested, as well as the effect of age and experience. He "asks for it" and "loves" it, as Jarchi supplies the text; he likes and approves of it, is well pleased with it, and delights in it; seeing it tends to his profit and advantage; he "receives" it, as the Targum, so Ben Melech; he listens to and obeys it, and acts agreeably to it, which shows him to be wise; and this is the way to be wiser and wiser. So one that is spiritually wise will attend to and receive the instruction of Wisdom or Christ; who stands in the relation of an everlasting fin, her to his children; whose instruction is the doctrine of the Gospel; which a wise man hears, so as to understand it; to love and like it, and approve of it; cordially to embrace and obey it, and put it in practice; see Matthew 7:24. The word also signifies "correction" (s), because instruction often comes by it; and he that is a wise man will hear the rod and him that has appointed it, and learn to know his mind by it, and receive instruction from it: or is "chastised by his father" (t), and takes it well, Micah 6:9;

but a scorner heareth not rebuke; that is, a son who is a scorner, as the Targum and Aben Ezra; one that makes a mock at sin, and scoffs at religion: such a man will be so far from hearing, attending to, and receiving the rebuke and reproof of his father, that he will scoff also at that; such as were the sons in law of Lot, and the sons of Eli and Samuel. So scornful men, that make a jest of everything that is sacred, will not hearken to the reproof of God's word, to the rebukes of Gospel ministers, or even to the rebukes of Providence, which will issue in their destruction, Proverbs 5:11.

(s) "obedivit castigationem", Baynus, so Gejerus. (t) "Castigatur a patre, vel castigatus patris", Scultens, so De Dieu.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

CHAPTER 13

Pr 13:1-25.

1. (Compare Pr 6:1-5; 10:1, 17).

Proverbs 13:1 Additional Commentaries
Context
A Wise Son Heeds his Father's Instruction
1A wise son accepts his father's discipline, But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke. 2From the fruit of a man's mouth he enjoys good, But the desire of the treacherous is violence.…
Cross References
Proverbs 9:7
Whoever corrects a mocker invites insults; whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse.

Proverbs 9:8
Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you; rebuke the wise and they will love you.

Proverbs 10:1
The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.

Proverbs 15:12
Mockers resent correction, so they avoid the wise.

Proverbs 15:20
A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
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