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

  • 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
  • Jim Mc Govern for verse 12
    hope deferred is Christ absent, but believers consoled by the sent Comforter Holy Ghost during this interval, Christ now in heaven soon to translate all believers from time's origin creation to the present church, Christ the tree of life man's desire Johann Sebastian Bach a devout christian Lutheran believer's most famous cantata JESU JOY OF MAN's DESIRE
  • Whatsoever you say you can have, therefore wise and positive discourse or declaration is profitable for a man's soul.
  • Terry Littlejohn
    I haven 't been reading my bible so I chose to start back.why because I know I need GOD.I read proverbs chapter 13 in got the insight I needed.Thank GOD
  • Blessed
    Instruction from GOD is a gift. THE HOLY GHOST TEACHES ALL THINGS OF GOD. THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM IS THE FEAR OF THE LORD.

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