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.

New American Standard Bible
A fool rejects his father's discipline, But he who regards reproof is sensible.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
The fool despises his father's chastening, but he that regards reproof shall become prudent.

King James 2000 Bible
A fool despises his father's instruction: but he that regards reproof is prudent.

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

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

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.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
A fool despiseth his father's instruction; but he that regardeth reproof becometh prudent.

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

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

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.
Study Bible
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 will be 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:







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

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

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

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

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

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

is prudent.
יַעְרִֽם׃ (ya‘·rim)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6191: To be, bare, to be cunning
(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. 15:3. Secret sins, services, and sorrows, are under God's eye. This speaks comfort to saints, and terror to sinners. 4. A good tongue is healing to wounded consciences, by comforting them; to sin-sick souls, by convincing them; and it reconciles parties at variance. 5. If instruction is despised, reprove men rather than suffer them to go on undisturbed in the way to ruin. 6. The wealth of worldly men increases their fears and suspicions, adds strength to their passions, and renders the fear of death more distressing. 7. We use knowledge aright when we disperse it; but the heart of the foolish has nothing to disperse that is good. 8,9. The wicked put other things in the stead of Christ's atonement, or in the place of holy obedience. Praying graces are his gift, and the work of his Spirit, with which he is well pleased. 10. He that hates reproof shall perish in his sins, since he would not be parted from them.
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