He who loves correction loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is brutish.
Become ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding, whose trappings must be bit and bridle to hold them in, [else] they will not come near to thee.
Make me to understand the way of thy precepts, so I shall meditate on thy wondrous works.
O how I love thy law! It is my meditation all the day.
For wisdom shall enter into thy heart, and knowledge shall be pleasant to thy soul,
and say, How I have hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof.
Now therefore, ye sons, hearken to me. For blessed are those who keep my ways.
He who corrects a scoffer gets himself reviling. And he who reproves a wicked man [gets] himself a bruise.
There is grievous correction for him who forsakes the way. He who hates reproof shall die.
The ox knows his owner, and the donkey his master's crib, [but] Israel does not know; my people does not consider.