New International Version
Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not disregard it.
King James Bible
Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.
Darby Bible Translation
hear instruction and be wise, and refuse it not.
World English Bible
Hear instruction, and be wise. Don't refuse it.
Young's Literal Translation
Hear instruction, and be wise, and slight not.
Proverbs 8:33 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Now therefore - Since I delight so much in conveying instruction; since I have the happiness of the children of Adam so much at heart, hearken unto me; and this is for your own interest, for blessed are they who keep my ways.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance.'--PROVERBS viii. 21. The word here rendered 'substance' is peculiar. Indeed, it is used in a unique construction in this passage. It means 'being' or 'existence,' and seems to have been laid hold of by the Hebrew thinkers, from whom the books commonly called 'the Wisdom Books' come, as one of their almost technical expressions. 'Substance' may be used in our translation in its philosophical meaning as the supposed reality underlying appearances, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Fragrant Spices from the Mountains of Myrrh. "Thou Art all Fair, My Love; There is no Spot in Thee. " --Song of Solomon iv. 7.
Of the Council of Antioch and what was done There against the Holy Meletius.
A String of Pearls
Listen, my sons, to a father's instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.
Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but the one who heeds correction gains understanding.
Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.
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