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

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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.
  • 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
  • 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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