Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He who neglects discipline despises himself, But he who listens to reproof acquires understanding.

King James Version

He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.

Holman Bible

Anyone who ignores discipline despises himself,
but whoever listens to correction acquires good sense.

International Standard Version

Whoever ignores instruction hates himself, but anyone who heeds reproof gains understanding.

A Conservative Version

He who refuses correction despises his own soul, but he who hearkens to reproof gets understanding.

American Standard Version

He that refuseth correction despiseth his own soul; But he that hearkeneth to reproof getteth understanding.

Amplified

He who refuses and ignores instruction and correction despises himself, but he who heeds reproof gets understanding.

Bible in Basic English

He who will not be controlled by training has no respect for his soul, but he who gives ear to teaching will get wisdom.

Darby Translation

He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul; but he that heareth reproof getteth sense.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that refuses chastening despises his own soul, but he that hears reproof has an understanding heart.

Julia Smith Translation

He driving away instruction despised his soul: and he hearing reproof obtained a heart

King James 2000

He that refuses instruction despises his own soul: but he that hears reproof gets understanding.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who ignores instruction despises himself, but he who hears admonition gains heart.

Modern King James verseion

He who refuses instruction despises his own soul, but he who hears reproof gets understanding.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that refuseth to be reformed, despiseth his own soul; but he that submitteth himself to correction, is wise.

NET Bible

The one who refuses correction despises himself, but whoever hears reproof acquires understanding.

New Heart English Bible

He who refuses correction despises his own soul, but he who listens to reproof gets understanding.

The Emphasized Bible

He that declineth correction, despiseth his own soul, but, he that heareth reproof, gaineth sense.

Webster

He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.

World English Bible

He who refuses correction despises his own soul, but he who listens to reproof gets understanding.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is refusing instruction is despising his soul, And whoso is hearing reproof Is getting understanding.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
פּרע 
Para` 
Usage: 16

מאס 
Ma'ac 
Usage: 76

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

תּוכחת תּוכחה 
Towkechah 
Usage: 28

קנה 
Qanah 
Usage: 84

Verse Info

Context Readings

A Wise Son Brings Blessings To Others

31 He whose ear listens to the life-giving reproof Will dwell among the wise. 32 He who neglects discipline despises himself, But he who listens to reproof acquires understanding. 33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction for wisdom, And before honor comes humility.



Cross References

Proverbs 1:24-33

"Because I called and you refused, I stretched out my hand and no one paid attention;

Deuteronomy 21:18

"If any man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey his father or his mother, and when they chastise him, he will not even listen to them,

Deuteronomy 21:20

"They shall say to the elders of his city, 'This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey us, he is a glutton and a drunkard.'

Psalm 50:17

"For you hate discipline, And you cast My words behind you.

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 5:11-13

And you groan at your final end, When your flesh and your body are consumed;

Proverbs 8:33-36

"Heed instruction and be wise, And do not neglect it.

Proverbs 15:14

The mind of the intelligent seeks knowledge, But the mouth of fools feeds on folly.

Proverbs 15:21

Folly is joy to him who lacks sense, But a man of understanding walks straight.

Proverbs 17:16

Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, When he has no sense?

Proverbs 18:15

The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

Proverbs 29:1

A man who hardens his neck after much reproof Will suddenly be broken beyond remedy.

Isaiah 1:5

Where will you be stricken again, As you continue in your rebellion? The whole head is sick And the whole heart is faint.

Jeremiah 5:3

O LORD, do not Your eyes look for truth? You have smitten them, But they did not weaken; You have consumed them, But they refused to take correction They have made their faces harder than rock; They have refused to repent.

Ezekiel 24:13-14

"In your filthiness is lewdness. Because I would have cleansed you, Yet you are not clean, You will not be cleansed from your filthiness again Until I have spent My wrath on you.

Matthew 7:24-27

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.

Hebrews 12:15

See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled;

James 1:22

But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.

Revelation 3:19

'Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent.

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