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

  • 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....
  • 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.

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