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

New Living Translation
Only a fool despises a parent's discipline; whoever learns from correction is wise.

English Standard Version
A fool despises his father’s instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is prudent.

New American Standard Bible
A fool rejects his father's discipline, But he who regards reproof is sensible.

King James Bible
A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A fool despises his father's discipline, but a person who accepts correction is sensible.

International Standard Version
A fool rejects his father's instructions, but anyone who respects reproof acts sensibly.

NET Bible
A fool rejects his father's discipline, but whoever heeds reproof shows good sense.

New Heart English Bible
A fool despises his father's correction, but he who heeds reproof shows prudence.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A fool mocks at the instruction of his father and he that is smart keeps reproof.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A stubborn fool despises his father's discipline, but whoever appreciates a warning shows good sense.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A fool despiseth his father's correction; But he that regardeth reproof is prudent.

New American Standard 1977
A fool rejects his father’s discipline,
            But he who regards reproof is prudent.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The fool despises his father's chastening, but he that regards reproof shall become prudent.

King James 2000 Bible
A fool despises his father's instruction: but he that regards reproof is prudent.

American King James Version
A fool despises his father's instruction: but he that regards reproof is prudent.

American Standard Version
A fool despiseth his father's correction; But he that regardeth reproof getteth prudence.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A fool laugheth at the instruction of his father: but he that regardeth reproofs shall become prudent. In abundant justice there is the greatest strength: but the devices of the wicked shall be rooted out.

Darby Bible Translation
A fool despiseth his father's instruction; but he that regardeth reproof becometh prudent.

English Revised Version
A fool despiseth his father's correction: but he that regardeth reproof getteth prudence.

Webster's Bible Translation
A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.

World English Bible
A fool despises his father's correction, but he who heeds reproof shows prudence.

Young's Literal Translation
A fool despiseth the instruction of his father, And whoso is regarding reproof is prudent.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Study Bible
A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
4A soothing tongue is a tree of life, But perversion in it crushes the spirit. 5A fool rejects his father's discipline, But he who regards reproof is sensible. 6Great wealth is in the house of the righteous, But trouble is in the income of the wicked.…
Cross References
Proverbs 13:18
Poverty and shame will come to him who neglects discipline, But he who regards reproof will be honored.

Proverbs 15:4
A soothing tongue is a tree of life, But perversion in it crushes the spirit.

Proverbs 15:6
Great wealth is in the house of the righteous, But trouble is in the income of the wicked.

Proverbs 15:32
He who neglects discipline despises himself, But he who listens to reproof acquires understanding.
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