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.

New American Standard Bible
"I have not listened to the voice of my teachers, Nor inclined my ear to my instructors!

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

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

Contemporary English Version
I paid no attention to my teachers,

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

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

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

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.

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?”

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.

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
and have not obeyed the voice of those who chastened me, nor inclined my ear to those that instructed me!

King James 2000 Bible
And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined my ear to them that instructed me!

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

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
and I have not hearkened unto the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to those that instructed me;

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined my ear to them that 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.
Study Bible
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; …







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

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

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

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

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

incline
הִטִּ֥יתִי (hiṭ·ṭî·ṯî)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 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 Hebrew 3925: To exercise in, learn
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. 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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