Proverbs 25:12
New International Version
Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is the rebuke of a wise judge to a listening ear.

New Living Translation
To one who listens, valid criticism is like a gold earring or other gold jewelry.

English Standard Version
Like a gold ring or an ornament of gold is a wise reprover to a listening ear.

Berean Study Bible
Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is a wise man’s rebuke to a listening ear.

New American Standard Bible
Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold Is a wise reprover to a listening ear.

King James Bible
As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

Christian Standard Bible
A wise correction to a receptive ear is like a gold ring or an ornament of gold.

Contemporary English Version
Listening to good advice is worth much more than jewelry made of gold.

Good News Translation
A warning given by an experienced person to someone willing to listen is more valuable than gold rings or jewelry made of the finest gold.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A wise correction to a receptive ear is like a gold ring or an ornament of gold.

International Standard Version
Like a gold earring and a necklace of pure gold is a wise reprover to a listening ear.

NET Bible
Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover to the ear of the one who listens.

New Heart English Bible
As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover to an obedient ear.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
An earring of gold and precious Sardius, so is the reproof of the wise to the ear of the hearer.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Like] a gold ring and a fine gold ornament, [so] is constructive criticism to the ear of one who listens.

JPS Tanakh 1917
As an ear-ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, So is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

New American Standard 1977
Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold Is a wise reprover to a listening ear.

Jubilee Bible 2000
As an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold, so is he who reproves a wise man who has a docile ear.

King James 2000 Bible
As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

American King James Version
As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover on an obedient ear.

American Standard Version
As an ear-ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold,'so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
In an ear-ring of gold a precious sardius is also set; so is a wise word to an obedient ear.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As an earring of gold and a bright pearl, so is he that reproveth the wise, and the obedient ear.

Darby Bible Translation
An ear-ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, is a wise reprover upon an attentive ear.

English Revised Version
As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

Webster's Bible Translation
As an ear-ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

World English Bible
As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover to an obedient ear.

Young's Literal Translation
A ring of gold, and an ornament of pure gold, Is the wise reprover to an attentive ear.
Study Bible
More Proverbs of Solomon
11A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. 12Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is a wise man’s rebuke to a listening ear. 13Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest is a trustworthy messenger to those who send him; he refreshes the soul of his masters.…
Cross References
Matthew 12:35
The good man brings good things out of his good store of treasure, and the evil man brings evil things out of his evil store of treasure.

Exodus 32:2
So Aaron told them, "Take off the gold earrings that are on your wives and sons and daughters, and bring them to me."

Exodus 35:22
So all who had willing hearts, both men and women, came and brought brooches and earrings, rings and necklaces, and all kinds of gold jewelry. And they all presented their gold as a wave offering to the LORD.

2 Samuel 1:24
O daughters of Israel, weep for Saul, who clothed you in scarlet and luxury, who decked your garments with ornaments of gold.

Job 28:17
Neither gold nor crystal can compare, nor jewels of fine gold be exchanged for it.

Psalm 141:5
Let the righteous man strike me; let his rebuke be an act of loving devotion. It is oil for my head; let me not refuse it. For my prayer is ever against the deeds of the wicked.

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

Proverbs 20:12
Ears that hear and eyes that see--the LORD has made them both.

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

Ezekiel 16:12
I put a ring in your nose, earrings on your ears, and a beautiful crown upon your head.

Treasury of Scripture

As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover on an obedient ear.

an ear-ring

Job 42:11
Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold.

a wise

Proverbs 1:8,9
My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: …

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

Proverbs 15:5,31,32
A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent…







Lexicon
[Like] an earring
נֶ֣זֶם (ne·zem)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5141: A ring (worn as an ornament)

of gold
זָ֭הָב (zā·hāḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky

or an ornament
וַחֲלִי־ (wa·ḥă·lî-)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2481: An ornament

of fine gold
כָ֑תֶם (ḵā·ṯem)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3800: Something carved out, ore, gold

is a wise man’s
חָ֝כָ֗ם (ḥā·ḵām)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2450: Wise

rebuke
מוֹכִ֥יחַ (mō·w·ḵî·aḥ)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3198: To be right, reciprocal, to argue, to decide, justify, convict

to
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

a listening
שֹׁמָֽעַת׃ (šō·mā·‘aṯ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

ear.
אֹ֥זֶן (’ō·zen)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 241: Broadness, the ear
Verse 12. - Another distich concerning the seasonable word, of the same character as the last. As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold. In this, as in many of the proverbs, the comparison is not expressed, but is merely implied by juxtaposition. Nezem, in Proverbs 11:22, was a nose ring, here probably an earring is meant; chali, "ornament," is a trinket or jewel worn suspended on neck or breast. The two, whether worn by one person or more, form a lovely combination, and set off the wearer's grace and beauty. Vulgate, Inauris aurea et margaritum fulgens, "A golden earring and a brilliant pearl." Septuagint, "A golden earring a precious sardius also is set." So is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear. The obedient ear receives the precepts of the wise reprover, and wears them as a valued ornament. In Proverbs 1:9 the instruction of parents is compared to a chaplet on the head and a fair chain on the neck. Septuagint, "A wise word on an obedient ear." 25:1-3 God needs not search into any thing; nothing can be hid from him. But it is the honour of rulers to search out matters, to bring to light hidden works of darkness. 4,5. For a prince to suppress vice, and reform his people, is the best way to support his government. 6,7. Religion teaches us humility and self-denial. He who has seen the glory of the Lord in Christ Jesus, will feel his own unworthiness. 8-10. To be hasty in beginning strife, will bring into difficulties. War must at length end, and might better be prevented. It is so in private quarrels; do all thou canst to settle the matter. 11,12. A word of counsel, or reproof, rightly spoken, is especially beautiful, as fine fruit becomes still more beautiful in silver baskets. 13. See what ought to be the aim of him that is trusted with any business; to be faithful. A faithful minister, Christ's messenger, should be thus acceptable to us. 14. He who pretends to have received or given that which he never had, is like the morning cloud, that disappoints those who look for rain. 15. Be patient to bear a present hurt. Be mild to speak without passion; for persuasive language is the most effectual to prevail over the hardened mind. 16. God has given us leave to use grateful things, but we are cautioned against excess.
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