Proverbs 13:18
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English Standard Version
Poverty and disgrace come to him who ignores instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is honored.

King James Bible
Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.

American Standard Version
Poverty and shame'shall be to him that refuseth correction; But he that regardeth reproof shall be honored.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Poverty and shame to him that refuseth instruction: but he that yieldeth to reproof, shall be glorified.

English Revised Version
Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth correction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.

Webster's Bible Translation
Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honored.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The figures of paradise in Proverbs 13:12 and Proverbs 13:14 require us to take along with them the intermediate verse (Proverbs 13:13).

12 Deferred waiting maketh the heart sick,

     And a tree of life is a wish accomplished.

Singularly the lxx Κρείσσων ἐναρχόμενος βοηθῶν καρδίᾳ, followed by the Syr. (which the Targ. Transcribes):

(Note: That the Targum of the Proverbs is a Jewish elaboration of the Peshito text, vid., Nldeke in Merx' Archiv, Bd. ii. pp. 246-49.)

Better is he who begins to help than he who remains in hesitating expectation, by which תחלת is doubled, and is derived once from הוחיל, to wait, and the second time from החל, to begin. If the lxx, with its imitators, deteriorates to such a degree proverbs so clear, beautiful, and inviolable, what may one expect from it in the case of those not easily understood! משּׁך signifies also, Isaiah 18:2, to be widely extended (cf. Arab. meshaḳ), here in the sense of time, as נמשׁך, to prolong, Isaiah 13:22, and post-bibl. משׁך הזּמן, the course of time. Regarding תּוחלת, vid., at Proverbs 10:28, where as Proverbs 11:27 תּקות, here תּאוה, as also Psalm 78:29 of the object of the wish, and with בוא in the sense of being fulfilled (cf. Joshua 21:43), as there with הביא in the sense of accomplishing or performing. Extended waiting makes the heart sick, causes heart-woe (מחלה, part. fem. Hiph. of חלה, to be slack, feeble, sick; R. חל, to loosen, to make loose); on the contrary, a wish that has been fulfilled is a tree of life (cf. p. 23), of a quickening and strengthening influence, like that tree of paradise which was destined to renew and extend the life of man.

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poverty

Proverbs 13:13 Whoever despises the word shall be destroyed: but he that fears the commandment shall be rewarded.

Proverbs 5:9-14 Lest you give your honor to others, and your years to the cruel...

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

Proverbs 15:5,31,32 A fool despises his father's instruction: but he that regards reproof is prudent...

Proverbs 19:6 Many will entreat the favor of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that gives gifts.

Jeremiah 5:3-9 O LORD, are not your eyes on the truth? you have stricken them, but they have not grieved; you have consumed them...

Hebrews 12:25 See that you refuse not him that speaks. For if they escaped not who refused him that spoke on earth, much more shall not we escape...

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Proverbs 9:9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

Proverbs 25:12 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover on an obedient ear.

Psalm 141:5 Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head...

Cross References
Proverbs 13:19
A desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but to turn away from evil is an abomination to fools.

Proverbs 13:25
The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, but the belly of the wicked suffers want.

Proverbs 15:5
A fool despises his father's instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is prudent.

Proverbs 15:32
Whoever ignores instruction despises himself, but he who listens to reproof gains intelligence.

Ecclesiastes 7:5
It is better for a man to hear the rebuke of the wise than to hear the song of fools.

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