Proverbs 15:31
Good News Translation
If you pay attention when you are corrected, you are wise.

Contemporary English Version
Healthy correction is good, and if you accept it, you will be wise.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The ear that heareth the reproofs of life, shall abide in the midst of the wise.

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The ear that heareth the reproofs of life, shall abide in the midst of the wise.

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Proverbs 15:5 A fool laugheth at the instruction of his father: but he that regardeth reproofs shall become prudent. In abundant justice there is the greatest strength: but the devices of the wicked shall be rooted out.

Proverbs 1:23 Because I called, and you refused: I stretched out my hand, and there was none that regarded.

Proverbs 9:8,9 Give an occasion to a wise man, and wisdom shall be added to him. Teach a just man, and he shall make haste to receive it. . . .

Proverbs 13:20 He that walketh with the wise, shall be wise: a friend of fools shall become like to them.

Proverbs 19:20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayst be wise in thy latter end.

Proverbs 25:12 As an earring of gold and a bright pearl, so is he that reproveth the wise, and the obedient ear.

Isaiah 55:3 Incline your ear and come to me: hear and your soul shall live, and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, the faithful mercies of David.

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John 15:3,4 Now you are clean, by reason of the word which I have spoken to you. . . .

1 John 2:19 They went out from us but they were not of us. For if they had been of us, they would no doubt have remained with us: but that they may be manifest, that they are not all of us.

Context
A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
30The light of the eyes rejoiceth the soul: a good name maketh the bones fat. 31The ear that heareth the reproofs of life, shall abide in the midst of the wise.32He that rejecteth instruction, despiseth his own soul: but he that yieldeth to reproof, possesseth understanding.…
Cross References
Proverbs 13:20
He that walketh with the wise, shall be wise: a friend of fools shall become like to them.

Proverbs 15:30
The light of the eyes rejoiceth the soul: a good name maketh the bones fat.

Proverbs 15:32
He that rejecteth instruction, despiseth his own soul: but he that yieldeth to reproof, possesseth understanding.

Proverbs 18:15
A wise heart shall acquire knowledge: and the ear of the wise seeketh instruction.

Proverbs 25:12
As an earring of gold and a bright pearl, so is he that reproveth the wise, and the obedient ear.

Ecclesiastes 7:5
It is better to be rebuked by a wise man, than to be deceived by the flattery of fools.

Additional Translations
He who listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise.The ear that hears the reproof of life stays among the wise.

The ear that hearkeneth to the reproof of life Shall abide among the wise.

The ear that heareth the reproof of life shall abide among the wise.

The ear that hearkeneth to the reproof of life shall abide among the wise.

The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.

The ear that listens to reproof lives, and will be at home among the wise.

An ear that is hearing the reproof of life Doth lodge among the wise.
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