Proverbs 15:31
New International Version
Whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise.

New Living Translation
If you listen to constructive criticism, you will be at home among the wise.

English Standard Version
The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise.

Berean Study Bible
He who listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise.

New American Standard Bible
He whose ear listens to the life-giving reproof Will dwell among the wise.

King James Bible
The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.

Christian Standard Bible
One who listens to life-giving rebukes will be at home among the wise.

Contemporary English Version
Healthy correction is good, and if you accept it, you will be wise.

Good News Translation
If you pay attention when you are corrected, you are wise.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
One who listens to life-giving rebukes will be at home among the wise.

International Standard Version
Whoever listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise.

NET Bible
The person who hears the reproof that leads to life is at home among the wise.

New Heart English Bible
The ear that listens to reproof lives, and will be at home among the wise.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The ear that hears the reproof of life will lodge among the wise.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The ear that listens to a life-giving warning will be at home among wise people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The ear that hearkeneth to the reproof of life abideth among the wise.

New American Standard 1977
He whose ear listens to the life-giving reproof Will dwell among the wise.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The ear that hears the reproof of life shall abide among the wise.

King James 2000 Bible
The ear that hears the reproof of life abides among the wise.

American King James Version
The ear that hears the reproof of life stays among the wise.

American Standard Version
The ear that hearkeneth to the reproof of life Shall abide among the wise.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The ear that heareth the reproofs of life, shall abide in the midst of the wise.

Darby Bible Translation
The ear that heareth the reproof of life shall abide among the wise.

English Revised Version
The ear that hearkeneth to the reproof of life shall abide among the wise.

Webster's Bible Translation
The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.

World English Bible
The ear that listens to reproof lives, and will be at home among the wise.

Young's Literal Translation
An ear that is hearing the reproof of life Doth lodge among the wise.
Study Bible
A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
30The light of the eyes cheers the heart, and good news nourishes the bones. 31He who listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise. 32He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding.…
Cross References
Proverbs 13:20
He who walks with the wise will become wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed.

Proverbs 15:30
The light of the eyes cheers the heart, and good news nourishes the bones.

Proverbs 15:32
He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding.

Proverbs 18:15
The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks it out.

Proverbs 25:12
Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is a wise man's rebuke to a listening ear.

Ecclesiastes 7:5
It is better to heed a wise man's rebuke than to listen to the song of fools.

Treasury of Scripture

The ear that hears the reproof of life stays among the wise.

ear

Proverbs 15:5
A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.

Proverbs 1:23
Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.

Proverbs 9:8,9
Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee…

abideth

John 15:3,4
Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you…

1 John 2:19
They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.







Lexicon
He who listens to
שֹׁ֭מַעַת‪‬ (šō·ma·‘aṯ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

life-giving
חַיִּ֑ים (ḥay·yîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

reproof
תּוֹכַ֣חַת (tō·w·ḵa·ḥaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8433: Chastisement, correction, refutation, proof

will dwell
תָּלִֽין׃ (tā·lîn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3885: To stop, to stay permanently, to be obstinate

among
בְּקֶ֖רֶב (bə·qe·reḇ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7130: The nearest part, the center

the wise.
חֲכָמִ֣ים (ḥă·ḵā·mîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2450: Wise
(31) The ear that heareth the reproof of life--i.e., one which does not refuse reproof, or instruction, which leads to life. (Comp. Proverbs 6:23.) The "ear" is put for the person, as in Job 29:11.

Verse 31. - The ear that heareth (hearkeneth to) the reproof of life abideth among the wise (Proverbs 6:23). The reproof, or instruction, of life is that which teaches the true way of pleasing God, which is indeed the only life worth living. The ear, by synecdoche, is put for the person. One who attends to and profits by such admonition may be reckoned among the wise, and rejoices to be conversant with them. Wordsworth finds a more recondite sense here: the ear of the wise dwells, lodges, passes the night (Proverbs 19:23) in their heart, whereas the heart of fools is in their mouth (Proverbs 14:33). This verse is omitted in the Septuagint, though it is found in the other Greek versions and the Latin Vulgate. 15:29. God sets himself at a distance from those who set him at defiance. 30. How delightful to the humbled soul to hear the good report of salvation by the Lord Jesus Christ! 31. Faithful, friendly reproofs help spiritual life, and lead to eternal life. 32. Sinners undervalue their own souls; therefore they prefer the body before the soul, and wrong the soul to please the body. 33. The fear of the Lord will dispose us to search the Scriptures with reverence; and it will cause us to follow the leadings of the Holy Spirit. While we humbly place all our dependence on the grace of God, we are exalted in the righteousness of Christ.
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