Proverbs 19:20

“Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Heare counsell, and receiue instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Listen to counsel and accept discipline, That you may be wise the rest of your days.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Hear counsel, and receive instruction, That thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let your ear be open to suggestion and take teaching, so that at the end you may be wise.
- Basic English Bible

Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
- Darby Bible

Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
- Webster's Bible

Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter end.
- World English Bible

Hear counsel and receive instruction, So that thou art wise in thy latter end.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 19

  • Carolyn
    When we do wrong not only to ourselves but others we will not find peace within ourselves. This chapter talks about obeying the laws of God and man's law.
  • BSP
    Verse 20: We should listen to counsel in order to learn and grow. We are all imperfect and will need counsel from time to time.
  • Mr. Smith
    vs 10, Here again we see the danger of the sense ruled man (servant) having dominion over the spirit ruled man (prince). Solomon calls it "evil" in Eccl. 10:5, 7 "There is an evil which I have seen...I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth." Once we tap into the God-given creative higher power of our imagination, we'll rule over our senses as gods.
  • Brianna for verse 11
    People in today's world are so angry. This leads to violence. Vs. 11 teaches us to pass over transgression. LET IT GO! Not everything is worth getting upset over. By applying this counsel we will also be able to apply the counsel found at Romans 12:18.
  • Tony
    Verse 11 teaches us that we need to remain calm if we are offended and not acting on our first emotion
  • Mike
    Verse 11 reminds us that we should remain calm if we are offended. By applying the Bible’s wise counsel and praying for God’s help, we can remain calm when a situation arise.

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