New International Version
You will say, "How I hated discipline! How my heart spurned correction!
King James Bible
And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;
Darby Bible Translation
and thou say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof!
World English Bible
and say, "How I have hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;
Young's Literal Translation
And hast said, 'How have I hated instruction, And reproof hath my heart despised,
Proverbs 5:12 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When thy flesh and thy body are consumed - The word שאר shear, which we render body, signifies properly the remains, residue, or remnant of a thing: and is applied here to denote the breathing carcass, putrid with the concomitant disease of debauchery: a public reproach which the justice of God entails on this species of iniquity. The mourning here spoken of is of the most excessive kind: the word נהם naham is often applied to the growling of a lion, and the hoarse incessant murmuring of the sea. In the line of my duty, I have been often called to attend the death-bed of such persons, where groans and shrieks were incessant through the jaculating pains in their bones and flesh. Whoever has witnessed a closing scene like this will at once perceive with what force and propriety the wise man speaks. And How have I hated instruction, and despised the voice of my teachers! is the unavailing cry in that terrific time. Reader, whosoever thou art, lay these things to heart. Do not enter into their sin: once entered, thy return is nearly hopeless.
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'His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.'--PROVERBS v. 22. In Hosea's tender picture of the divine training of Israel which, alas! failed of its effect, we read, 'I drew them with cords of a man,' which is further explained as being 'with bands of love.' The metaphor in the prophet's mind is probably that of a child being 'taught to go' and upheld in its first tottering steps by leading-strings. God drew Israel, though Israel did not yield …
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Sinners Bound with the Cords of Sin
Second Great Group of Parables.
You hate my instruction and cast my words behind you.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
"How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge?
since you disregard all my advice and do not accept my rebuke,
At the end of your life you will groan, when your flesh and body are spent.
But those who fail to find me harm themselves; all who hate me love death."
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid.
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