Proverbs 5:13
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New International Version
I would not obey my teachers or turn my ear to my instructors.

New Living Translation
Oh, why didn't I listen to my teachers? Why didn't I pay attention to my instructors?

English Standard Version
I did not listen to the voice of my teachers or incline my ear to my instructors.

New American Standard Bible
"I have not listened to the voice of my teachers, Nor inclined my ear to my instructors!

King James Bible
And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I didn't obey my teachers or listen closely to my mentors.

International Standard Version
I did not obey my teachers and did not listen to my instructors.

NET Bible
For I did not obey my teachers and I did not heed my instructors.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And I have not listened to the voice of my teachers, and to my instructors have not turned my ear?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I didn't listen to what my teachers said to me, nor did I keep my ear open to my instructors.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and have not obeyed the voice of those who chastened me, nor inclined my ear to those that instructed me!

King James 2000 Bible
And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined my ear to them that instructed me!

American King James Version
And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined my ear to them that instructed me!

American Standard Version
Neither have I obeyed the voice of my teachers, Nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!

Douay-Rheims Bible
And have not heard the voice of them that taught me, and have not in- dined my ear to masters?

Darby Bible Translation
and I have not hearkened unto the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to those that instructed me;

English Revised Version
Neither have I obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!

Webster's Bible Translation
And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined my ear to them that instructed me!

World English Bible
neither have I obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor turned my ear to those who instructed me!

Young's Literal Translation
And I have not hearkened to the voice of my directors, And to my teachers have not inclined mine ear.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

5:1-14 Solomon cautions all young men, as his children, to abstain from fleshly lusts. Some, by the adulterous woman, here understand idolatry, false doctrine, which tends to lead astray men's minds and manners; but the direct view is to warn against seventh-commandment sins. Often these have been, and still are, Satan's method of drawing men from the worship of God into false religion. Consider how fatal the consequences; how bitter the fruit! Take it any way, it wounds. It leads to the torments of hell. The direct tendency of this sin is to the destruction of body and soul. We must carefully avoid every thing which may be a step towards it. Those who would be kept from harm, must keep out of harm's way. If we thrust ourselves into temptation we mock God when we pray, Lead us not into temptation. How many mischiefs attend this sin! It blasts the reputation; it wastes time; it ruins the estate; it is destructive to health; it will fill the mind with horror. Though thou art merry now, yet sooner or later it will bring sorrow. The convinced sinner reproaches himself, and makes no excuse for his folly. By the frequent acts of sin, the habits of it become rooted and confirmed. By a miracle of mercy true repentance may prevent the dreadful consequences of such sins; but this is not often; far more die as they have lived. What can express the case of the self-ruined sinner in the eternal world, enduring the remorse of his conscience!

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 13. - And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me. The ruined profligate admits he was not without teachers and advisers, but that he gave no heed to their warnings and reproofs. Have not obeyed the voice (lo-shama'ti b'kol). The same phrase occurs in Genesis 27:13; Exodus 18:19; Deuteronomy 26:14; 2 Samuel 12:18. The verb shama is primarily "to hear," and then "to obey," "to give heed to," like the Greek ἀκούω.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers,.... Parents, tutors, masters, and ministers of the word; neither regarded the advice of parents, nor the instructions of tutors, nor the commands of masters, nor the sermons of ministers: these are all lost on some persons; they are proof against them all; these make no impressions upon them, and are of no use to them;

nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me! or to my masters, as the Targum and Vulgate Latin version; turned away the ear from them, stopped it to them, and would not hear what they had to say; at least would not receive it, and act according to it.



Proverbs 5:13 Additional Commentaries
Context
Avoid Immorality
12And you say, "How I have hated instruction! And my heart spurned reproof! 13"I have not listened to the voice of my teachers, Nor inclined my ear to my instructors! 14"I was almost in utter ruin In the midst of the assembly and congregation."…
Cross References
Proverbs 1:8
Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching.

Proverbs 5:14
And I was soon in serious trouble in the assembly of God's people."
Treasury of Scripture

And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined my ear to them that instructed me!

Luke 15:18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, Father, I …

1 Thessalonians 4:8 He therefore that despises, despises not man, but God, who has also …

1 Thessalonians 5:12,13 And we beseech you, brothers, to know them which labor among you, …

Hebrews 13:7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken to you …

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