Proverbs 5:12
New International Version
You will say, "How I hated discipline! How my heart spurned correction!

New Living Translation
You will say, “How I hated discipline! If only I had not ignored all the warnings!

English Standard Version
and you say, “How I hated discipline, and my heart despised reproof!

Berean Study Bible
and you will say, “How I hated discipline, and my heart despised reproof!

New American Standard Bible
And you say, "How I have hated instruction! And my heart spurned reproof!

King James Bible
And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

Christian Standard Bible
and you will say, "How I hated discipline, and how my heart despised correction.

Contemporary English Version
and shout, "I hated advice and correction!

Good News Translation
and you will say, "Why would I never learn? Why would I never let anyone correct me?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and you will say, "How I hated discipline, and how my heart despised correction.

International Standard Version
and you will say, "How I hated instruction, and my heart rejected correction!

NET Bible
And you will say, "How I hated discipline! My heart spurned reproof!

New Heart English Bible
and say, "How I have hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you will say, “Why have I hated instruction and my heart has despised reproof”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Oh, how I hated discipline! How my heart despised correction!

JPS Tanakh 1917
And say: 'How have I hated instruction, And my heart despised reproof;

New American Standard 1977
And you say, “How I have hated instruction! And my heart spurned reproof!

Jubilee Bible 2000
and say, How have I hated chastening and my heart despised reproof

King James 2000 Bible
And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

American King James Version
And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

American Standard Version
And say, How have I hated instruction, And my heart despised reproof;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and thou shalt say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart avoided reproofs!

Douay-Rheims Bible
Why have I hated instruction, and my heart consented not to reproof,

Darby Bible Translation
and thou say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof!

English Revised Version
And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

Webster's Bible Translation
And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

World English Bible
and say, "How I have hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

Young's Literal Translation
And hast said, 'How have I hated instruction, And reproof hath my heart despised,
Study Bible
Avoiding Immorality
11At the end of your life you will groan when your flesh and your body are spent, 12and you will say, “How I hated discipline, and my heart despised reproof! 13I did not listen to the voice of my teachers or incline my ear to my mentors.…
Cross References
Psalm 50:17
For you hate My instruction and cast My words behind you.

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

Proverbs 1:22
"How long, O simple ones, will you love simplicity? How long will scoffers delight in their scorn and fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 1:25
because you neglected all my counsel, and wanted none of my correction,

Proverbs 5:11
At the end of your life you will groan when your flesh and your body are spent,

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

Proverbs 12:1
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.

Treasury of Scripture

And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

how

Proverbs 1:7,22,29,30
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction…

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

Psalm 50:17
Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.

and my

Proverbs 1:25
But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:

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

Proverbs 12:1
Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.







Lexicon
and you will say,
וְֽאָמַרְתָּ֗ (wə·’ā·mar·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“How
אֵ֭יךְ (’êḵ)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 349: How?, how!, where

I hated
שָׂנֵ֣אתִי (śā·nê·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8130: To hate

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

and my heart
לִבִּֽי׃ (lib·bî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

despised
נָאַ֥ץ (nā·’aṣ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5006: To spurn, treat with contempt

reproof!
וְ֝תוֹכַ֗חַת (wə·ṯō·w·ḵa·ḥaṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8433: Chastisement, correction, refutation, proof
(12) How have I hated instruction.--The last stage of misery is the remorse which comes too late. (Comp. Matthew 25:30.)

Verse 12. - Self-reproach accompanies the unavailable groaning. And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof! i.e. how could it ever come to pass that I have acted in such a senseless and inexcusable manner, that I have hated instruction (musar, disciplina, παιδεία), the warning voice which dissuaded me from going with the harlot, and in my heart despised, i.e. rejected inwardly, whatever my outward demeanour may have been, the reproof which followed after I had been with her! Despised (naats), as in Proverbs 1:30; comp. also Proverbs 15:5, "A fool despiseth his father's instructions." 5:1-14 Solomon cautions all young men, as his children, to abstain from fleshly lusts. Some, by the adulterous woman, here understand idolatry, false doctrine, which tends to lead astray men's minds and manners; but the direct view is to warn against seventh-commandment sins. Often these have been, and still are, Satan's method of drawing men from the worship of God into false religion. Consider how fatal the consequences; how bitter the fruit! Take it any way, it wounds. It leads to the torments of hell. The direct tendency of this sin is to the destruction of body and soul. We must carefully avoid every thing which may be a step towards it. Those who would be kept from harm, must keep out of harm's way. If we thrust ourselves into temptation we mock God when we pray, Lead us not into temptation. How many mischiefs attend this sin! It blasts the reputation; it wastes time; it ruins the estate; it is destructive to health; it will fill the mind with horror. Though thou art merry now, yet sooner or later it will bring sorrow. The convinced sinner reproaches himself, and makes no excuse for his folly. By the frequent acts of sin, the habits of it become rooted and confirmed. By a miracle of mercy true repentance may prevent the dreadful consequences of such sins; but this is not often; far more die as they have lived. What can express the case of the self-ruined sinner in the eternal world, enduring the remorse of his conscience!
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