Proverbs 15:5
New International Version
A fool spurns a parent’s discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.

New Living Translation
Only a fool despises a parent’s discipline; whoever learns from correction is wise.

English Standard Version
A fool despises his father’s instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is prudent.

Berean Study Bible
A fool rejects his father’s discipline, but whoever heeds correction is prudent.

King James Bible
A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.

New King James Version
A fool despises his father’s instruction, But he who receives correction is prudent.

New American Standard Bible
A fool rejects his father’s discipline, But he who complies with rebuke is sensible.

NASB 1995
A fool rejects his father’s discipline, But he who regards reproof is sensible.

NASB 1977
A fool rejects his father’s discipline, But he who regards reproof is prudent.

Amplified Bible
A [flippant, arrogant] fool rejects his father’s instruction and correction, But he who [is willing to learn and] regards and keeps in mind a reprimand acquires good sense.

Christian Standard Bible
A fool despises his father’s discipline, but a person who accepts correction is sensible.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A fool despises his father’s discipline, but a person who accepts correction is sensible.

American Standard Version
A fool despiseth his father's correction; But he that regardeth reproof getteth prudence.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A fool mocks at the instruction of his father and he that is smart keeps reproof.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A fool scorns his father's instruction; but he that keeps his commandments is more prudent. In abounding righteousness is great strength: but the ungodly shall utterly perish from the earth.

Contemporary English Version
Don't be a fool and disobey your parents. Be smart! Accept correction.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A fool laugheth at the instruction of his father: but he that regardeth reproofs shall become prudent. In abundant justice there is the greatest strength: but the devices of the wicked shall be rooted out.

English Revised Version
A fool despiseth his father's correction: but he that regardeth reproof getteth prudence.

Good News Translation
It is foolish to ignore what your parents taught you; it is wise to accept their correction.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A stubborn fool despises his father's discipline, but whoever appreciates a warning shows good sense.

International Standard Version
A fool rejects his father's instructions, but anyone who respects reproof acts sensibly.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A fool despiseth his father's correction; But he that regardeth reproof is prudent.

Literal Standard Version
A fool despises the instruction of his father, And whoever is regarding reproof is prudent.

NET Bible
A fool rejects his father's discipline, but whoever heeds reproof shows good sense.

New Heart English Bible
A fool despises his father's correction, but he who heeds reproof shows prudence.

World English Bible
A fool despises his father's correction, but he who heeds reproof shows prudence.

Young's Literal Translation
A fool despiseth the instruction of his father, And whoso is regarding reproof is prudent.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
4A soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit. 5A fool rejects his father’s discipline, but whoever heeds correction is prudent. 6The house of the righteous has great treasure, but the income of the wicked is trouble.…

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

Proverbs 15:4
A soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.

Proverbs 15:6
The house of the righteous has great treasure, but the income of the wicked is trouble.

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


Treasury of Scripture

A fool despises his father's instruction: but he that regards reproof is prudent.

fool

Proverbs 10:1
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

Proverbs 13:1,18
A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke…

1 Samuel 2:23-25
And he said unto them, Why do ye such things? for I hear of your evil dealings by all this people…

but

Proverbs 15:31,32
The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise…

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 6:23
For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:









(5) A fool ('evil).--See above, on Proverbs 1:7.

Verse 5. - A fool despiseth his father's instruction (Proverbs 10:1): but he that regardeth reproof is prudent (Proverbs 19:25). The son who attends to his father's reproof dealeth prudently, or becomes wiser. Astutior fiet, Vulgate; πανουργότερος, Septuagint. The Vulgate has here a distich which is not in the Hebrew, but a similar paragraph is found in the Septuagint. Thus Vulgate, "In the abundance of righteousness virtue is greatest; but the imaginations of the wicked shall be rooted up;" Septuagint, "In the abundance of righteousness is much strength; but the impious shall be destroyed from the very root." The addition seems to have been an explanation of the following verse, which has been foisted into the text here.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
A fool
אֱוִ֗יל (’ĕ·wîl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 191: Foolish

rejects
יִ֭נְאַץ (yin·’aṣ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5006: To spurn, treat with contempt

his father’s
אָבִ֑יו (’ā·ḇîw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1: Father

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

but whoever heeds
וְשֹׁמֵ֖ר (wə·šō·mêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

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

is prudent.
יַעְרִֽם׃ (ya‘·rim)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6191: To be, bare, to be cunning


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