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

  • BSP
    Verse 4 shows that Jehovah God wants us to not only have the desire to do more, but to take the actual steps to achieve our goals.
  • J
    "And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." Matthew 25:30
  • J
    So while a couple thousand probably came by here and saw a verse speaking obviously about what it is protecting, you are posting up storms volcanoes birds beavers rainbows all sorts of lovely pictures... ashamed of the tree Jesus Christ your saviour wore for your sins... That right there is leading the mass astray for what?? VANITY the fear of men.
  • Merryanne
    I love to read proverbs "
  • MockingBird
    Vanity is a failing of the results designed :diminished is a loss: But when you are laboring with the Lord's help you will increase. Been there ! In the 27 years that I worked : and a lot of the time went through difficult times : God was increasing me more and more !!! It is very rewarding when it is done in the light of the word !!!
  • J
    Man is nothing, and man shall be nothing forever as long as they disregard the tree of life and thats a fact.

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