Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible











Speak not in the ears of a [self-confident] fool, for he will despise the [godly] Wisdom of your words.









Speak not in the ears of a [self-confident] fool, for he will despise the [godly] Wisdom of your words.

But to the wicked, God says: What right have you to recite My statutes or take My covenant or pledge on your lips, Seeing that you hate instruction and correction and cast My words behind you [discarding them]?



The mind of the prudent is ever getting knowledge, and the ear of the wise is ever seeking (inquiring for and craving) knowledge.


The wise in heart are called prudent, understanding, and knowing, and winsome speech increases learning [in both speaker and listener].






And have you [completely] forgotten the divine word of appeal and encouragement in which you are reasoned with and addressed as sons? My son, do not think lightly or scorn to submit to the correction and discipline of the Lord, nor lose courage and give up and faint when you are reproved or corrected by Him;

Let the righteous man smite and correct me -- "it is a kindness. Oil so choice let not my head refuse or discourage; for even in their evils or calamities shall my prayer continue.




A reproof enters deeper into a man of understanding than a hundred lashes into a [self-confident] fool.

It is better for a man to hear the rebuke of the wise than to hear the song of fools.



Poverty and shame come to him who refuses instruction and correction, but he who heeds reproof is honored.






Speak not in the ears of a [self-confident] fool, for he will despise the [godly] Wisdom of your words.