Proverbs 15:32

“He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that refuseth instruction, despiseth his owne soule: but he that heareth reproofe, getteth vnderstanding.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He who neglects discipline despises himself, But he who listens to reproof acquires understanding.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that refuseth correction despiseth his own soul; But he that hearkeneth to reproof getteth understanding.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who will not be controlled by training has no respect for his soul, but he who gives ear to teaching will get wisdom.
- Basic English Bible

He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul; but he that heareth reproof getteth sense.
- Darby Bible

He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.
- Webster's Bible

He who refuses correction despises his own soul, but he who listens to reproof gets understanding.
- World English Bible

Whoso is refusing instruction is despising his soul, And whoso is hearing reproof Is getting understanding.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that refuseth correction despiseth his own soul; but he that hearkeneth to reproof getteth understanding.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 15

  • BSP
    Verse 30: Hearing a good report can make us feel good not only mentally, but also physically. We should try to fill our mind with positive and upbuilding things.
  • Lu2677
    Proverbs15:16"Better is little with fear of the Lord, than great treasure and trouble therein." (have better life even if you do not have much material things, if you be afraid of God,"fear" 26"The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord,but the words of the pure are pleasant words."(thoughts of the wicked;Talking about mere thoughts, not just wicked thoughts.)pure heart=pure words.
  • BSP
    Verse 19 shows how Jehovah God views laziness. He views it in a negative way and we should avoid it.
  • BSP
    Verse 15 brings out that if we see everything negatively then we will feel afflicted all day long. We need to try to have a positive viewpoint.
  • Lu2677
    Proverbs 15:3 "The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good." I believe through faith that this verse is true. Yet, there are some people that call themselves "Christian" telling a lie to their children and say that it is Santa that has the power to do this. Is this a harmless lie?
  • Steve morrow
    proverbs15:10correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way and he that hateth reproof shall die PROVERBS21:16THE MAN THAT WANDERETH OUT OF THE WAY OF UNDERSTANDING SHALL REMAIN IN THE CONGREGATION OF THE DEAD 1JOHN5:20 AND WE KNOW THAT THE SON OF GOD IS COME AND HATH GIVEN US AN UNDERSTANDING THAT WE MAY KNOW him THAT IS TRUE AND WE ARE IN him THAT IS TRUE EVEN IN his SON JESUS CHRIST....

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