New International Version
Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but the one who heeds correction gains understanding.
King James Bible
He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.
Darby Bible Translation
He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul; but he that heareth reproof getteth sense.
World English Bible
He who refuses correction despises his own soul, but he who listens to reproof gets understanding.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is refusing instruction is despising his soul, And whoso is hearing reproof Is getting understanding.
Proverbs 15:32 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Despiseth his own soul - That is constructively; for if the instruction lead to the preservation of life and soul, he that neglects or despises it throws all as much in the way of danger as if he actually hated himself.
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A sermon (No. 177) delivered on Sabbath morning, February 14, 1858 At The Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens by C. H. Spurgeon. "Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?" -- Proverbs 15:11. You have often smiled at the ignorance of heathens who bow themselves before gods of wood and stone. You have quoted the words of Scripture and you have said, "Eyes have they, but they see not; ears have they, but they hear not." You have therefore argued that …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
How the Humble and the Haughty are to be Admonished.
An Exposition on the First Ten Chapters of Genesis, and Part of the Eleventh
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not disregard it.
But those who fail to find me harm themselves; all who hate me love death."
Whoever disregards discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.
A fool spurns a parent's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.
Whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise.
Wisdom's instruction is to fear the LORD, and humility comes before honor.
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