Proverbs 15:10
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New International Version
Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path; the one who hates correction will die.

New Living Translation
Whoever abandons the right path will be severely disciplined; whoever hates correction will die.

English Standard Version
There is severe discipline for him who forsakes the way; whoever hates reproof will die.

New American Standard Bible
Grievous punishment is for him who forsakes the way; He who hates reproof will die.

King James Bible
Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Discipline is harsh for the one who leaves the path; the one who hates correction will die.

International Standard Version
Severe punishment awaits anyone who wanders off the path— anyone who despises reproof will die.

NET Bible
Severe discipline is for the one who abandons the way; the one who hates reproof will die.

New Heart English Bible
There is stern discipline for one who forsakes the way: whoever hates reproof shall die.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The instruction of those who do not know evil is revealed, and those who hate reproof will die.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Discipline is a terrible [burden] to anyone who leaves the [right] path. Anyone who hates a warning will die.

JPS Tanakh 1917
There is grievous correction for him that forsaketh the way; And he that hateth reproof shall die.

New American Standard 1977
Stern discipline is for him who forsakes the way;
            He who hates reproof will die.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Chastening is grievous unto him that forsakes the way, but he that hates reproof shall die.

King James 2000 Bible
Correction is grievous unto him that forsakes the way: and he that hates reproof shall die.

American King James Version
Correction is grievous to him that forsakes the way: and he that hates reproof shall die.

American Standard Version
There is grievous correction for him that forsaketh the way; And he that hateth reproof shall die.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Instruction is grievous to him that forsaketh the way of life: he that hateth reproof shall die.

Darby Bible Translation
Grievous correction is for him that forsaketh the path; he that hateth reproof shall die.

English Revised Version
There is grievous correction for him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.

Webster's Bible Translation
Correction is grievous to him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.

World English Bible
There is stern discipline for one who forsakes the way: whoever hates reproof shall die.

Young's Literal Translation
Chastisement is grievous to him who is forsaking the path, Whoso is hating reproof dieth.
Study Bible
A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
9The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But He loves one who pursues righteousness. 10Grievous punishment is for him who forsakes the way; He who hates reproof will die. 11Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the LORD, How much more the hearts of men!…
Cross References
Proverbs 1:25
And you neglected all my counsel And did not want my reproof;

Proverbs 15:9
The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But He loves one who pursues righteousness.

Proverbs 15:11
Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the LORD, How much more the hearts of men!
Treasury of Scripture

Correction is grievous to him that forsakes the way: and he that hates reproof shall die.

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Proverbs 12:1 Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge: but he that hates reproof is brutish.

Proverbs 13:1 A wise son hears his father's instruction: but a scorner hears not rebuke.

Proverbs 23:35 They have stricken me, shall you say, and I was not sick; they have …

1 Kings 18:17 And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said to him, …

1 Kings 21:20 And Ahab said to Elijah, Have you found me, O my enemy? And he answered, …

1 Kings 22:8 And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, …

John 3:20 For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the …

John 7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hates, because I testify of …

and he

Proverbs 1:30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.

Proverbs 5:12 And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

Proverbs 10:17 He is in the way of life that keeps instruction: but he that refuses …

Isaiah 1:5,6 Why should you be stricken any more? you will revolt more and more: …

Ezekiel 24:13,14 In your filthiness is lewdness: because I have purged you, and you …

(10) Correction is grievous.--Rather, There is a grievous correction for him that forsaketh the (right) way; first of all, punishment for the sake of "correction" (Leviticus 26:14, sqq.), and then, lastly, in the case of obstinate hatred of "reproof," death (Ibid. Proverbs 15:33).

Verse 10. - Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way. The verse is climacteric, and the first clause is better translated, There is a grievous correction for him that forsaketh the way; then the second clause denotes what that correction is: he that hateth reproof - i.e. he that forsaketh the way - shall die. "The way" is the path of goodness and righteousness (Proverbs 2:13). "The way of life." the Vulgate calls it; so Proverbs 10:17. Ecclesiastes 21:6, "He that hateth reproof is in the way of sinners." The Authorized Version is quite allowable, and is supported in some degree by the Vulgate, Doctrina mala deserenti viam vitae. The sinner is annoyed by discipline, correction, or true teaching, because they curb the indulgence of his passions, make him uneasy in conscience, and force him to look to future issues. Septuagint, "The instruction of the guileless (ἀκάκου) is known by passers-by; but they who hate reproofs die shamefully." The Syriac adopts the same rendering; but it is a question whether the word ought not to be κακοῦ. Menander says -

Ὁ μὴ δαρεὶς ἄνθρωπος οὐ παιδεύεται.

"Man unchastised learns naught." Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way,.... The right way, the way of God; the way of his commandments: the Vulgate Latin version is, "the way of life"; the same with the way of righteousness, which apostates, having known and walked in, turn aside from; see 2 Peter 2:15. And such deserve severe correction, the chastisement of a cruel one, correction in wrath and hot displeasure; which, when they have, is very disagreeable to them; they behave under it like a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke, and yet they are but dealt righteously with. Or the words may be rendered, "he has had bad discipline" or "instruction (z) that forsakes the way"; due care has not been taken of him; he has not been properly instructed, nor seasonably corrected; had he, he would not easily have departed from the way in which he should go; see Proverbs 22:6. The Targum is,

"the discipline of an evil man causes his way to err;''

or him to err from his way;

and he that hateth reproof shall die; that hates the reproof of parents, masters, and ministers of the word; as he may be said to do that neglects and rejects it, and does not act agreeably to it: and such a man, dying in impenitence and without faith in Christ, dies in his sins; and sometimes shamefully, or a shameful death, as the Septuagint and Arabic versions, or an untimely one; as well as dies the second death, an eternal one.

(z) "fuit illi mala disciplina, vel castigatio", Baynus. 10. (Compare Pr 10:17).

the way—that in which God would have him to go (Pr 2:13; Ps 119:1).15:3. Secret sins, services, and sorrows, are under God's eye. This speaks comfort to saints, and terror to sinners. 4. A good tongue is healing to wounded consciences, by comforting them; to sin-sick souls, by convincing them; and it reconciles parties at variance. 5. If instruction is despised, reprove men rather than suffer them to go on undisturbed in the way to ruin. 6. The wealth of worldly men increases their fears and suspicions, adds strength to their passions, and renders the fear of death more distressing. 7. We use knowledge aright when we disperse it; but the heart of the foolish has nothing to disperse that is good. 8,9. The wicked put other things in the stead of Christ's atonement, or in the place of holy obedience. Praying graces are his gift, and the work of his Spirit, with which he is well pleased. 10. He that hates reproof shall perish in his sins, since he would not be parted from them.
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