Proverbs 25:12
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New International Version
Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is the rebuke of a wise judge to a listening ear.

New Living Translation
To one who listens, valid criticism is like a gold earring or other gold jewelry.

English Standard Version
Like a gold ring or an ornament of gold is a wise reprover to a listening ear.

New American Standard Bible
Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold Is a wise reprover to a listening ear.

King James Bible
As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A wise correction to a receptive ear is like a gold ring or an ornament of gold.

International Standard Version
Like a gold earring and a necklace of pure gold is a wise reprover to a listening ear.

NET Bible
Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover to the ear of the one who listens.

New Heart English Bible
As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover to an obedient ear.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
An earring of gold and precious Sardius, so is the reproof of the wise to the ear of the hearer.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Like] a gold ring and a fine gold ornament, [so] is constructive criticism to the ear of one who listens.

JPS Tanakh 1917
As an ear-ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, So is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

New American Standard 1977
Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold
            Is a wise reprover to a listening ear.

Jubilee Bible 2000
As an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold, so is he who reproves a wise man who has a docile ear.

King James 2000 Bible
As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

American King James Version
As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover on an obedient ear.

American Standard Version
As an ear-ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold,'so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As an earring of gold and a bright pearl, so is he that reproveth the wise, and the obedient ear.

Darby Bible Translation
An ear-ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, is a wise reprover upon an attentive ear.

English Revised Version
As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

Webster's Bible Translation
As an ear-ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

World English Bible
As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover to an obedient ear.

Young's Literal Translation
A ring of gold, and an ornament of pure gold, Is the wise reprover to an attentive ear.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
25:1-3 God needs not search into any thing; nothing can be hid from him. But it is the honour of rulers to search out matters, to bring to light hidden works of darkness. 4,5. For a prince to suppress vice, and reform his people, is the best way to support his government. 6,7. Religion teaches us humility and self-denial. He who has seen the glory of the Lord in Christ Jesus, will feel his own unworthiness. 8-10. To be hasty in beginning strife, will bring into difficulties. War must at length end, and might better be prevented. It is so in private quarrels; do all thou canst to settle the matter. 11,12. A word of counsel, or reproof, rightly spoken, is especially beautiful, as fine fruit becomes still more beautiful in silver baskets. 13. See what ought to be the aim of him that is trusted with any business; to be faithful. A faithful minister, Christ's messenger, should be thus acceptable to us. 14. He who pretends to have received or given that which he never had, is like the morning cloud, that disappoints those who look for rain. 15. Be patient to bear a present hurt. Be mild to speak without passion; for persuasive language is the most effectual to prevail over the hardened mind. 16. God has given us leave to use grateful things, but we are cautioned against excess.
Study Bible
More Proverbs of Solomon
11Like apples of gold in settings of silver Is a word spoken in right circumstances. 12Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold Is a wise reprover to a listening ear. 13Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest Is a faithful messenger to those who send him, For he refreshes the soul of his masters.…
Cross References
Matthew 12:35
The good man brings good things out of his good store of treasure, and the evil man brings evil things out of his evil store of treasure.

Exodus 32:2
Aaron said to them, "Tear off the gold rings which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me."

Exodus 35:22
Then all whose hearts moved them, both men and women, came and brought brooches and earrings and signet rings and bracelets, all articles of gold; so did every man who presented an offering of gold to the LORD.

2 Samuel 1:24
"O daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, Who clothed you luxuriously in scarlet, Who put ornaments of gold on your apparel.

Job 28:17
"Gold or glass cannot equal it, Nor can it be exchanged for articles of fine gold.

Psalm 141:5
Let the righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me; It is oil upon the head; Do not let my head refuse it, For still my prayer is against their wicked deeds.

Proverbs 15:31
He whose ear listens to the life-giving reproof Will dwell among the wise.

Proverbs 20:12
The hearing ear and the seeing eye, The LORD has made both of them.

Ecclesiastes 7:5
It is better to listen to the rebuke of a wise man Than for one to listen to the song of fools.

Ezekiel 16:12
"I also put a ring in your nostril, earrings in your ears and a beautiful crown on your head.
Treasury of Scripture

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