Parallel Verses

World English Bible

A wise son listens to his father's instruction, but a scoffer doesn't listen to rebuke.

New American Standard Bible

A wise son accepts his father’s discipline,
But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.

King James Version

A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

Holman Bible

A wise son responds to his father’s discipline,
but a mocker doesn’t listen to rebuke.

International Standard Version

A wise son heeds a father's correction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.

A Conservative Version

A wise son [hears] his father's instruction, but a scoffer listens not to rebuke.

American Standard Version

A wise son heareth his father's instruction; But a scoffer heareth not rebuke.

Amplified

A wise son heeds and accepts [and is the result of] his father’s discipline and instruction,
But a scoffer does not listen to reprimand and does not learn from his errors.

Bible in Basic English

A wise son is a lover of teaching, but the ears of the haters of authority are shut to sharp words.

Darby Translation

A wise son heareth his father's instruction; but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

Julia Smith Translation

A wise son the instruction of a father: and he. mocking heard not reproof.

King James 2000

A wise son hears his father's instruction: but a scoffer hears not rebuke.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A wise child [hears] the discipline of a father, but a scoffer does not listen to a rebuke.

Modern King James verseion

A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a scorner does not hear rebuke.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A wise son will receive his father's warning; but he that is scornful, will not hear when he is reproved.

NET Bible

A wise son accepts his father's discipline, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.

New Heart English Bible

A wise son listens to his father's instruction, but a scoffer doesn't listen to rebuke.

The Emphasized Bible

A wise son, cometh of a father's correction, but, a scoffer, heareth not a rebuke.

Webster

A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

Youngs Literal Translation

A wise son -- the instruction of a father, And a scorner -- he hath not heard rebuke.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
A wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

but a scorner
לוּץ 
Luwts 
Usage: 27

Verse Info

Context Readings

A Wise Son Lives Righteously

1 A wise son listens to his father's instruction, but a scoffer doesn't listen to rebuke. 2 By the fruit of his lips, a man enjoys good things; but the unfaithful crave violence.



Cross References

Proverbs 10:1

The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father; but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.

Proverbs 15:20

A wise son makes a father glad, but a foolish man despises his mother.

Proverbs 9:7-8

He who corrects a mocker invites insult. He who reproves a wicked man invites abuse.

1 Samuel 2:25

If one man sin against another, God shall judge him; but if a man sin against Yahweh, who shall entreat for him?" Notwithstanding, they didn't listen to the voice of their father, because Yahweh was minded to kill them.

Proverbs 4:1-14

Listen, sons, to a father's instruction. Pay attention and know understanding;

Proverbs 4:20-22

My son, attend to my words. Turn your ear to my sayings.

Proverbs 14:6

A scoffer seeks wisdom, and doesn't find it, but knowledge comes easily to a discerning person.

Proverbs 15:5

A fool despises his father's correction, but he who heeds reproof shows prudence.

Isaiah 28:14-15

Therefore hear the word of Yahweh, you scoffers, that rule this people in Jerusalem:

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