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

  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 13:3 he that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction PROVERBS 6:23 for the commandment is a lamp and --- the law is light --- and reproofs of instruction are --- the way of life ---
  • BSP
    We become like those that we choose to have ongoing association with. This will always be the case so it is wise to make sure that we guard our association with our life.
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 5:5 THE FOOLISH SHALL NOT STAND IN THY SIGHT THOU HATEST --- ALL WORKERS --- OF INIQUITY PROVERBS 26:12 SEEST THOU A MAN WISE IN HIS OWN CONCEIT THERE IS MORE HOPE OF A FOOL THAN OF HIM GALATIANS 3:1 O FOOLISH GALATIANS WHO HATH BEWITCHED YOU THAT YOU SHOULD NOT OBEY THE TRUTH BEFORE WHOSE EYES JESUS CHRIST HATH BEEN EVIDENTLY SET FORTH CRUCIFIED AMONG YOU PROVERBS 10:8 THE WISE IN HEART WILL RECEIVE COMMANDMENTS BUT A PRATING FOOL SHALL FALL 1 PETER 2:15 FOR SO IS THE WILL OF GOD THAT WITH WELL DOING YOU MAY PUT TO SILENCE THE IGNORANCE OF FOOLISH MEN GALATIANS 6:9 AND LET US NOT BE WEARY IN WELL DOING FOR IN DUE SEASON WE SHALL REAP --- IF --- WE FAINT NOT
  • Dan the Man
    Hope deferred maketh the heart sick, but when the desire cometh it is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12

    Great verse on having dreams, aspirations, goals, and other such things. ACTION! ACTION PRODUCES DESIRE! ACTION PERSUADES THE HEART! I'm shooting for a beautiful and healthy neuroplastic forest. Trees are so cool. Rainbow Eucalyptus, Larch, White Birch, Myrtle are some of my favorites.
  • Thomas Edward Hale
    Proverbs 13:13 and all the people shall say Amen Psalm 115 and when victory is not in sight fight onward Christian soldiers
  • Ukim Bassey
    Say very little or nothing at all, and you'll hardly fall into trouble, but talk always and one day you'll destroy your life with your mouth.

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