Proverbs 5:13
New International Version
I would not obey my teachers or turn my ear to my instructors.

New Living Translation
Oh, why didn’t I listen to my teachers? Why didn’t I pay attention to my instructors?

English Standard Version
I did not listen to the voice of my teachers or incline my ear to my instructors.

Berean Study Bible
I did not listen to the voice of my teachers or incline my ear to my mentors.

King James Bible
And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!

New King James Version
I have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, Nor inclined my ear to those who instructed me!

New American Standard Bible
“I did not listen to the voice of my teachers, Nor incline my ear to my instructors!

NASB 1995
“I have not listened to the voice of my teachers, Nor inclined my ear to my instructors!

NASB 1977
“And I have not listened to the voice of my teachers, Nor inclined my ear to my instructors!

Amplified Bible
“I have not listened to the voice of my teachers, Nor have I inclined my ear to those who instructed me.

Christian Standard Bible
I didn’t obey my teachers or listen closely to my instructors.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I didn’t obey my teachers or listen closely to my mentors.

American Standard Version
Neither have I obeyed the voice of my teachers, Nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I have not listened to the voice of my teachers, and to my instructors have not turned my ear?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I heard not the voice of him that instructed me, and taught me, neither did I apply mine ear.

Contemporary English Version
I paid no attention to my teachers,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And have not heard the voice of them that taught me, and have not in- dined my ear to masters?

English Revised Version
Neither have I obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!

Good News Translation
I wouldn't listen to my teachers. I paid no attention to them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I didn't listen to what my teachers said to me, nor did I keep my ear open to my instructors.

International Standard Version
I did not obey my teachers and did not listen to my instructors.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Neither have I hearkened to the voice of my teachers, Nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!

Literal Standard Version
And I have not listened to the voice of my teachers, And have not inclined my ear to my teachers.

NET Bible
For I did not obey my teachers and I did not heed my instructors.

New Heart English Bible
neither have I obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor turned my ear to those who instructed me.

World English Bible
neither have I obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor turned my ear to those who instructed me!

Young's Literal Translation
And I have not hearkened to the voice of my directors, And to my teachers have not inclined mine ear.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Avoiding Immorality
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. 14I am on the brink of utter ruin in the midst of the whole assembly.”…

Cross References
Proverbs 1:8
Listen, my son, to your father's instruction, and do not forsake the teaching of your mother.

Proverbs 5:14
I am on the brink of utter ruin in the midst of the whole assembly."


Treasury of Scripture

And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined my ear to them that instructed me!

Luke 15:18
I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,

1 Thessalonians 4:8
He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.

1 Thessalonians 5:12,13
And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; …









Verse 13. - And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me. The ruined profligate admits he was not without teachers and advisers, but that he gave no heed to their warnings and reproofs. Have not obeyed the voice (lo-shama'ti b'kol). The same phrase occurs in Genesis 27:13; Exodus 18:19; Deuteronomy 26:14; 2 Samuel 12:18. The verb shama is primarily "to hear," and then "to obey," "to give heed to," like the Greek ἀκούω.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I did not
וְֽלֹא־ (wə·lō·šā-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

listen
שָׁ֭מַעְתִּי (ma‘·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

to the voice
בְּק֣וֹל (bə·qō·wl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6963: A voice, sound

of my teachers
מוֹרָ֑י (mō·w·rāy)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3384: To flow as water, to lay, throw, to point out, to teach

[or]
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

incline
הִטִּ֥יתִי (hiṭ·ṭî·ṯî)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 5186: To stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend

my ear
אָזְנִֽי׃ (’ā·zə·nî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 241: Broadness, the ear

to my mentors.
וְ֝לִֽמְלַמְּדַ֗י (wə·lim·lam·mə·ḏay)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3925: To exercise in, learn


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