Proverbs 19:20
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New International Version
Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.

New Living Translation
Get all the advice and instruction you can, so you will be wise the rest of your life.

English Standard Version
Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.

New American Standard Bible
Listen to counsel and accept discipline, That you may be wise the rest of your days.

King James Bible
Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Listen to counsel and receive instruction so that you may be wise later in life.

International Standard Version
Listen to advice and accept discipline, and you'll be wise for the rest of your life.

NET Bible
Listen to advice and receive discipline, that you may become wise by the end of your life.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Hear counsel and receive instruction so that you may be wise in your ways.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Listen to advice and accept discipline so that you may be wise the rest of your life.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Hear counsel, and receive chastening that thou may be wise in thy old age.

King James 2000 Bible
Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter days.

American King James Version
Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter end.

American Standard Version
Hear counsel, and receive instruction, That thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayst be wise in thy latter end.

Darby Bible Translation
Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.

English Revised Version
Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.

Webster's Bible Translation
Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.

World English Bible
Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter end.

Young's Literal Translation
Hear counsel and receive instruction, So that thou art wise in thy latter end.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

19:19. The spared and spoiled child is likely to become a man of great wrath. 20. Those that would be wise in their latter end, must be taught and ruled when young. 21. What should we desire, but that all our purposes may agree with God's holy will? 22. It is far better to have a heart to do good, and want ability for it, than to have ability for it, and want a heart to it. 23. Those that live in the fear of God, shall get safety, satisfaction, and true and complete happiness. 24. Indolence, when indulged, so grows upon people, that they have no heart to do the most needful things for themselves. 25. A gentle rebuke goes farthest with a man of understanding. 26. The young man who wastes his father's substance, or makes his aged mother destitute, is hateful, and will come to disgrace.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 20. - (Comp. Proverbs 8:10; Proverbs 12:15.) The Septuagint directs the maxim to children, "Hear, O son, the instruction of thy father." That thou mayest be wise in thy latter end. Wisdom gathered and digested in youth is seen in the prudence and intelligence of manhood and old age. Job 8:7, "Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase." Ecclesiastes 25:6, "O how comely is the wisdom of old men, and understanding and counsel to men of honour! Much experience is the crown of old men, and the fear of God is their glory." "Wer nicht horen will," say the Germans, "muss fuhlen," "He that will not hear must feel." Among Pythagoras's golden words we read -

Βουλεύου δὲ πρὸ ἔργου ὅπως μὴ μῶρα τέληται.

"Before thou doest aught, deliberate,
Lest folly thee befall."


Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Hear counsel, and receive instruction,.... Of parents, masters, and ministers; especially the counsel and instruction of Wisdom, of Jesus Christ, the Wisdom of God, the wonderful Counsellor; and of his Gospel and of the Scriptures, which are able to make a man wise unto salvation;

that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end; in the latter end of life, at death; that then it may appear a man has been so wise as to be concerned for a future state, for the good of his soul in another world; by listening to the counsel and instruction of Christ, in his word; by looking to him, and believing in him, for life and salvation; by leaning and living upon him; and committing the affairs of his soul, and the salvation of it, to him.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

20. (Compare Pr 13:18-20).

latter end—(Pr 5:11). In youth prepare for age.

Proverbs 19:20 Additional Commentaries
Context
Better is the Poor Man with Integrity
19A man of great anger will bear the penalty, For if you rescue him, you will only have to do it again. 20Listen to counsel and accept discipline, That you may be wise the rest of your days. 21Many plans are in a man's heart, But the counsel of the LORD will stand.…
Cross References
Proverbs 1:3
for receiving instruction in prudent behavior, doing what is right and just and fair;

Proverbs 4:1
Listen, my sons, to a father's instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.

Proverbs 8:14
Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have insight, I have power.

Proverbs 8:33
Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not disregard it.

Proverbs 12:15
The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.

Proverbs 19:19
A hot-tempered person must pay the penalty; rescue them, and you will have to do it again.
Treasury of Scripture

Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter end.

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Proverbs 1:8 My son, hear the instruction of your father, and forsake not the …

Proverbs 2:1-9 My son, if you will receive my words, and hide my commandments with you…

Proverbs 8:34,35 Blessed is the man that hears me, watching daily at my gates, waiting …

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Numbers 23:10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part …

Deuteronomy 8:16 Who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers knew …

Deuteronomy 32:29 O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would …

Psalm 37:37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.

Psalm 90:12,14 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom…

Luke 16:19-23 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine …

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