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

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 15

  • Jim
    Verse 6: I like to comment on verses about being wise with what God provides; in this case treasures including money. Nothing positive about debt is mentioned in the Bible. And yet, many Christians are sinking in debt and are slaves to it. Becoming debt free years ago, I know that it allows you to prepare for emergencies, provide for your family and give generously!
  • Obbie Beal

    Verse:21 'Folly' is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom...

    WOW! this is the answer to why one will will not turn from wicked ways.... wickedness become a joy to such a person...
  • BSP
    Verse 28: The person who thinks before he or she speaks is considered righteous to God.
  • 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.

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