Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction; but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.
An ear-ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, is a wise reprover upon an attentive ear.
A fool despiseth his father's instruction; but he that regardeth reproof becometh prudent.
In vain have I smitten your children: they received no correction. Your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.
Jehovah, are not thine eyes upon fidelity? Thou hast smitten them, but they are not sore; thou hast consumed them, they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.
And thou shalt say unto them, This is the nation which hath not hearkened unto the voice of Jehovah their God, nor received correction; fidelity is perished, and is cut off from their mouth.
Woe to her that is rebellious and corrupted, to the oppressing city! She hearkened not to the voice; she received not correction; she confided not in Jehovah; she drew not near her God.