Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
But he who hates reproof is stupid.
Do not be as the horse or as the mule which have no understanding,
Whose trappings include bit and bridle to hold them in check,
Otherwise they will not come near to you.
A senseless man has no knowledge,
Nor does a stupid man understand this:
Make me understand the way of Your precepts,
So I will meditate on Your wonders.
O how I love Your law!
It is my meditation all the day.
For wisdom will enter your heart
And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;
And you say, “How I have hated instruction!
And my heart spurned reproof!
“I love those who love me;
And those who diligently seek me will find me.
“Now therefore, O sons, listen to me,
For blessed are they who keep my ways.
He who corrects a scoffer gets dishonor for himself,
And he who reproves a wicked man gets insults for himself.
Grievous punishment is for him who forsakes the way;
He who hates reproof will die.
He who separates himself seeks his own desire,
He quarrels against all sound wisdom.
“An ox knows its owner,
And a donkey its master’s manger,
But Israel does not know,
My people do not understand.”
and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.