Poverty and contempt, are for him that neglecteth correction, but, he that regardeth reproof, shall be honoured.
A foolish son , spurneth the correction of his father, but, he that heedeth a reproof, sheweth prudence.
The ear that heareth the reproof which giveth life, in the midst of the wise, shall remain.
Let a righteous man smite me - a lovingkindness, that he should correct me, an oil for the head which let not my head refuse! For, yet, even my prayer, shall be in their calamities.
Lest thou give, to other men, thy vigour, and thy years, to him that is cruel:
Give to a wise man, and he will be wiser still, Inform a righteous man, and he will increase learning.
He that despiseth a matter, shall get pledged thereto, but, he that revereth a commandment, the same shall be recompensed.
Many, will entreat the favour of a noble, and, every one, is a friend to a man abounding in gifts.
A ring of gold, and a vessel of precious metal, is a wise reprover, on a hearing ear.
O Yahweh! thine own eyes, are they not directed to fidelity? Thou hast smitten them Yet have they not grieved, Thou hast consumed them - They have refused to receive correction, - They have made their faces bolder than a cliff, They have refused to return.
Beware, lest ye excuse yourselves from him that speaketh; for, if, they escaped not, who excused themselves from him who on earth was warning, how much less, shall, we, who from him that warneth from the heavens, do turn ourselves away: