Proverbs 15:32
New International Version
Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but the one who heeds correction gains understanding.

New Living Translation
If you reject discipline, you only harm yourself; but if you listen to correction, you grow in understanding.

English Standard Version
Whoever ignores instruction despises himself, but he who listens to reproof gains intelligence.

Berean Study Bible
He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding.

King James Bible
He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.

New King James Version
He who disdains instruction despises his own soul, But he who heeds rebuke gets understanding.

New American Standard Bible
One who neglects discipline rejects himself, But one who listens to a rebuke acquires understanding.

NASB 1995
He who neglects discipline despises himself, But he who listens to reproof acquires understanding.

NASB 1977
He who neglects discipline despises himself, But he who listens to reproof acquires understanding.

Amplified Bible
He who neglects and ignores instruction and discipline despises himself, But he who learns from rebuke acquires understanding [and grows in wisdom].

Christian Standard Bible
Anyone who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever listens to correction acquires good sense.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Anyone who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever listens to correction acquires good sense.

American Standard Version
He that refuseth correction despiseth his own soul; But he that hearkeneth to reproof getteth understanding.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The one that detests discipline hates his soul and the one that hears correction possesses wisdom.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He that rejects instruction hates himself; but he that mind reproofs loves his soul.

Contemporary English Version
You hurt only yourself by rejecting instruction, but it makes good sense to accept it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that rejecteth instruction, despiseth his own soul: but he that yieldeth to reproof possesseth understanding.

English Revised Version
He that refuseth correction despiseth his own soul: but he that hearkeneth to reproof getteth understanding.

Good News Translation
If you refuse to learn, you are hurting yourself. If you accept correction, you will become wiser.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever ignores discipline despises himself, but the person who listens to warning gains understanding.

International Standard Version
Whoever ignores instruction hates himself, but anyone who heeds reproof gains understanding.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that refuseth correction despiseth his own soul; But he that hearkeneth to reproof getteth understanding.

Literal Standard Version
Whoever is refusing instruction is despising his soul, "" And whoever is hearing reproof "" Is getting understanding.

NET Bible
The one who refuses correction despises himself, but whoever hears reproof acquires understanding.

New Heart English Bible
He who refuses correction despises his own soul, but he who listens to reproof gets understanding.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
31He who listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise. 32He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding. 33The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom, and humility comes before honor.…

Cross References
Proverbs 1:7
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.

Proverbs 8:33
Listen to instruction and be wise; do not ignore it.

Proverbs 8:36
But he who fails to find me harms himself; all who hate me love death."

Proverbs 13:18
Poverty and shame come to him who ignores discipline, but whoever heeds correction is honored.

Proverbs 15:5
A fool rejects his father's discipline, but whoever heeds correction is prudent.

Proverbs 15:31
He who listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise.

Proverbs 15:33
The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom, and humility comes before honor.

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

Isaiah 3:9
The expression on their faces testifies against them, and like Sodom they flaunt their sin; they do not conceal it. Woe to them, for they have brought disaster upon themselves.


Treasury of Scripture

He that refuses instruction despises his own soul: but he that hears reproof gets understanding.

refuseth

Proverbs 1:24
Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;

Proverbs 5:11,12
And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed, …

Proverbs 8:33-36
Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not…

instruction or correction

Proverbs 29:1
He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

Isaiah 1:5
Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

Jeremiah 5:3
O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.

heareth

Proverbs 5:13
And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!

Deuteronomy 21:18,20
If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them: …

Matthew 7:24-27
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: …

getteth understanding

Proverbs 15:14,21
The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness…

Proverbs 17:16
Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?

Proverbs 18:15
The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.









Verse 32. - This verse carries on and puts the climax to the lesson of the preceding. He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul; "hateth himself," Septuagint; commits moral suicide, because he does not follow the path of life. He is like a sick man who thrusts away (ἀπωθεῖται, Septuagint) the wholesome medicine which is his only hope of cure. He that heareth (listeneth to) reproof getteth understanding; literally, possesseth a heart, and therefore does not despise his soul, but "loves it" (Proverbs 19:8), as the LXX. renders.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He who ignores
פּוֹרֵ֣עַ (pō·w·rê·a‘)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 6544: To loosen, to expose, dismiss, absolve, begin

discipline
מ֭וּסָר‪‬ (mū·sār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4148: Chastisement, reproof, warning, instruction, restraint

despises
מוֹאֵ֣ס (mō·w·’ês)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3988: To spurn, to disappear

himself,
נַפְשׁ֑וֹ (nap̄·šōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

but whoever heeds
וְשׁוֹמֵ֥עַ (wə·šō·w·mê·a‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

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

gains
ק֣וֹנֶה (qō·w·neh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 7069: To erect, create, to procure, by purchase, to own

understanding.
לֵּֽב׃ (lêḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre


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