Proverbs 13:18
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New International Version
Whoever disregards discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.

New Living Translation
If you ignore criticism, you will end in poverty and disgrace; if you accept correction, you will be honored.

English Standard Version
Poverty and disgrace come to him who ignores instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is honored.

New American Standard Bible
Poverty and shame will come to him who neglects discipline, But he who regards reproof will be honored.

King James Bible
Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Poverty and disgrace come to those who ignore discipline, but the one who accepts correction will be honored.

International Standard Version
Poverty and shame are for those who ignore correction, but whoever listens to instruction gains honor.

NET Bible
The one who neglects discipline ends up in poverty and shame, but the one who accepts reproof is honored.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Poverty and shame nullify instruction and he that keeps reproof will be praised.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Poverty and shame come to a person who ignores discipline, but whoever pays attention to constructive criticism will be honored.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuses chastening: but he that regards reproof shall be honoured.

King James 2000 Bible
Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuses instruction: but he that regards reproof shall be honored.

American King James Version
Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuses instruction: but he that regards reproof shall be honored.

American Standard Version
Poverty and shame'shall be to him that refuseth correction; But he that regardeth reproof shall be honored.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Poverty and shame to him that refuseth instruction: but he that yieldeth to reproof, shall be glorified.

Darby Bible Translation
Poverty and shame shall be [to] him that refuseth instruction; but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.

English Revised Version
Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth correction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.

Webster's Bible Translation
Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honored.

World English Bible
Poverty and shame come to him who refuses discipline, but he who heeds correction shall be honored.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is refusing instruction -- poverty and shame, And whoso is observing reproof is honoured.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

13:14. The rule by which the wise regulate their conduct, is a fountain yielding life and happiness. 15. The way of sinners is hard upon others, and hard to the sinner himself. The service of sin is slavery; the road to hell is strewed with the thorns and thistles that followed the curse. 16. It is folly to talk of things of which we know nothing, and to undertake what we are no way fit for. 17. Those that are wicked, and false to Christ and to the souls of men, do mischief, and fall into mischief; but those that are faithful, find sound words healing to others and to themselves. 18. He that scorns to be taught, will certainly be brought down. 19. There are in man strong desires after happiness; but never let those expect any thing truly sweet to their souls, who will not be persuaded to leave their sins. 20. Multitudes are brought to ruin by bad company. And all that make themselves wicked will be destroyed. 21. When God pursues sinners he is sure to overtake them; and he will reward the righteous. 22. The servant of God who is not anxious about riches, takes the best method of providing for his children. 23. The poor, yet industrious, thrive, though in a homely manner, while those who have great riches are often brought to poverty for want of judgment. 24. He acts as if he hated his child, who, by false indulgence, permits sinful habits to gather strength, which will bring sorrow here, and misery hereafter. 25. It is the misery of the wicked, that even their sensual appetites are always craving. The righteous feeds on the word and ordinances, to the satisfying of his soul with the promises of the gospel, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Bread of life.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 18. - Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction; correction, discipline. Nowack takes the two nouns as predicates: "He that refuseth discipline is poverty and shame," i.e. they are his lot. Such a one indulges his own lusts and passions, is headstrong in pursuing his own plans, and thus dissipates his fortune and acquires the contempt of all good men. Septuagint, "Discipline taketh away poverty and disgrace." He that regardeth reproof shall be honoured. To listen to rebuke and to profit thereby is a proof of humility and self-knowledge, which wins respect from others. Lesetre refers to Theodosius's submission to the sentence imposed upon him by St. Ambrose as a real honour and glory to him (comp. Proverbs 12:1; Proverbs 15:5, 32).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction,.... Of parents, masters, and ministers of the word; the instruction of wisdom, the instruction of the Gospel, in things relating to their present spiritual peace, and to their eternal welfare: such generally come to poverty and disgrace in this life, and to everlasting shame and contempt in another; see Proverbs 5:11;

but he that regardeth reproof; the reproof of the word, and of the ministers of it, and of all good men, and takes it kindly, and acts according to it,

shall be honoured; with riches and reputation; if not with the riches of this world, yet with the riches of grace and glory; and shall have honour among the saints, and from the Lord himself; who will honour those that honour him, as they do who regard the reproof and instruction of his word, 1 Samuel 2:30.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

18. (Compare Pr 10:17; 12:1).

Proverbs 13:18 Additional Commentaries
Context
A Wise Son Heeds his Father's Instruction
17A wicked messenger falls into adversity, But a faithful envoy brings healing. 18Poverty and shame will come to him who neglects discipline, But he who regards reproof will be honored. 19Desire realized is sweet to the soul, But it is an abomination to fools to turn away from evil.…
Cross References
Proverbs 13:19
A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.

Proverbs 13:25
The righteous eat to their hearts' content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.

Proverbs 15:5
A fool spurns a parent's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.

Proverbs 15:32
Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but the one who heeds correction gains understanding.

Ecclesiastes 7:5
It is better to heed the rebuke of a wise person than to listen to the song of fools.
Treasury of Scripture

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