And you say, "How I have hated instruction! And my heart spurned reproof!
He is on the path of life who heeds instruction, But he who ignores reproof goes astray.
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, But he who hates reproof is stupid.
Grievous punishment is for him who forsakes the way; He who hates reproof will die.
A wise son accepts his father's discipline, But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
A scoffer does not love one who reproves him, He will not go to the wise.
And you neglected all my counsel And did not want my reproof;
"They would not accept my counsel, They spurned all my reproof.
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