Proverbs 13:1

“A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A wise sonne heareth his fathers instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A wise son {accepts his} father's discipline, But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A wise son `heareth' his father's instruction; But a scoffer heareth not rebuke.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A wise son is a lover of teaching, but the ears of the haters of authority are shut to sharp words.
- Basic English Bible

A wise son [heareth] his father's instruction; but a scorner heareth not rebuke.
- Darby Bible

A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.
- Webster's Bible

A wise son listens to his father's instruction, but a scoffer doesn't listen to rebuke.
- World English Bible

A wise son -- the instruction of a father, And a scorner -- he hath not heard rebuke.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A wise son is instructed of his father; but a scorner heareth not rebuke.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 13

  • LaWanna
    For whom the LORD love he correct,even as a father the son in whom he delight. THANK GOD FOR THE BLOOD
  • ABEL MANAS GEKE
    If we conform to the world we will be like the world but not as genuine christians.We should know that the prince of this heathen world is satan.Reading the word of God gives us life because of its wise counsels i.e its corrections,reproofs,teachings overally gives life to our souls,mind and strength 1John 5:12
  • Tilda
    Amen choice of friends is important i pray God helps me not to play with angry,scornfull and back stabber,my friend and best friend is Jesus remember the word says darkness and light cannot meet therefore as we are in the light of Christ let us continue in His life
  • Gennie
    When the Word of God say shall that is what it's going to be weather shall is good or bad that what it is going to be. If God word say you shall live then you will live if his word say you shall die then you would die
  • Peter
    The bible says in the book of James1:5 that if any of you lack wisdom let him ask from God...which simply means for you to have wise people as your companion you must ask from God and another fact as regard the bible verse is that...."THE CALIBER OF PERSONEL THAT SURROUNDS YOU DETERMINE THE SPEED TO YOUR SUCCESS.
  • Nathan
    I love words of wisdom

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