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

  • Jean Robinson
    Proverbs 13 is a very powerful message that we all should take to heart. I want to make my money honestly.
  • Dr Caleb
    So how are we to receive this wealth laid up for us, as Proverbs 13:22 says
  • 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 "

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