Proverbs 15:5

“A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A foole despiseth his fathers instruction: but hee that regardeth reproofe, is prudent.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A fool rejects his father's discipline, But he who regards reproof is sensible.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A fool despiseth his father's correction; But he that regardeth reproof getteth prudence.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A foolish man puts no value on his father's training; but he who has respect for teaching has good sense.
- Basic English Bible

A fool despiseth his father's instruction; but he that regardeth reproof becometh prudent.
- Darby Bible

A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
- Webster's Bible

A fool despises his father's correction, but he who heeds reproof shows prudence.
- World English Bible

A fool despiseth the instruction of his father, And whoso is regarding reproof is prudent.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A fool despiseth his father's correction; but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 15

  • Irene123
    V. 1 - a soft (compassionate) answer turneth way wrath; One needs the Holy Ghost indwelling in him everyday, thru daily prayer, to accomplish this. When talking to someone - anger begets anger so easily without His spirit living in you. And it works!! For2 1/2 yrs. His spirit has worked for me. Matt. 6:33 is so very true. To seek His righteousness is to follow Acts2:38, cont.
  • Terrance callins
    I love proverbs 15 because it teaches you how to talk and to act and to respond better a lot of people fight and it doesn't stop and there are a lot of people hurt behind it and this chapter tells you how to keep peace and joy and protection and a good conversion and fellowship with man woman and god
  • Lilian
    God knows us even before we came to our Mothers Womb. Simply be coz we are the Child of the Living God. All good gifts comes from above. If we are believers in Christ we must be also a Doer in Christ. Obedience to his words are more important to meditate than sacrifice. We must be born again in spirit live and follow like Jesus praise and thanks to the blood of Jesus this is more than enough amen
  • J
    And as a matter of a fact, the kingdom of heaven is supposed to be here on earth. The tree of life is used for the healing of all nations and the Pharisees have made the tree of life non-existent or a weed. Man has sold the souls of men for vanities, period.
  • Maria velasquez
    There is Not a Thing, simply Nothing!!! hidden from the LORD our GOD, Blessed be His Holy Glorious Mighty Merciful Powerful NAME Forever. Daily We need to cry out, looking up for His Tender Perfect Mercies in Christ Jesus His Son Our LORD GOD KING AND SAVIOR...Halleluiah.
  • Benita
    You have to fight to live RIGHT because the world works overtime to try to get you to confirm to its way. Follow righteousness ....Stand on the word!

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