New International Version
I would not obey my teachers or turn 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!
Darby Bible Translation
and I have not hearkened unto the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to those 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.
Proverbs 5:13 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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LibraryThe Cords of Sin
'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.
Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
And I was soon in serious trouble in the assembly of God's people."
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