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It is foolish to ignore what your parents taught you; it is wise to accept their correction.
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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 10:1 Treasures of wickedness shall profit nothing: but justice shall deliver from death.
Proverbs 13:1,18 A wise son heareth the doctrine of his father: but he that is a scorner, heareth not when he is reproved. . . .
1 Samuel 2:23-25 And he said to them: Why do ye these kinds of things, which I hear, very wicked things, from all the people? . . .
2 Samuel 15:1-6 Now after these things Absalom made himself chariots, and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him. . . .
1 Chronicles 22:11-13 Now then, my son, the Lord be with thee, and do thou prosper, and build the house to the Lord thy God, as he hath spoken of thee. . . .
1 Chronicles 28:9,20 And thou my son Solomon, know the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart, and a willing mind: for the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the thoughts of minds. If thou seek him, thou shalt find him: but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever. . . .
Proverbs 15:31,32 The ear that heareth the reproofs of life, shall abide in the midst of the wise. . . .
Proverbs 1:23 Because I called, and you refused: I stretched out my hand, and there was none that regarded.
Proverbs 6:23 That they may keep thee from the evil woman, and from the flattering tongue of the stranger.
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.
Psalm 141:5 The just man shall correct me in mercy, and shall reprove me: but let not the oil of the sinner fatten my head. For my prayer shall still be against the things with which they are well pleased:
Titus 1:13 This testimony is true. Wherefore, rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith:
Titus 2:15 These things speak and exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
ContextA Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
…4A peaceable tongue is a tree of life: but that which is immoderate, shall crush the spirit. 5A 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.6The house of the just is very much strength: and in the fruits of the wicked is trouble.…
Poverty and shame to him that refuseth instruction: but he that yieldeth to reproof shall be glorified.
A peaceable tongue is a tree of life: but that which is immoderate, shall crush the spirit.
The house of the just is very much strength: and in the fruits of the wicked is trouble.
He that rejecteth instruction, despiseth his own soul: but he that yieldeth to reproof, possesseth understanding.
Additional TranslationsA fool rejects his father’s discipline, but whoever heeds correction is prudent.A fool despises his father's instruction: but he that regards reproof is prudent.
A fool despiseth his father's correction; But he that regardeth reproof getteth prudence.
A fool scorns his father's instruction; but he that keeps his commandments is more prudent. In abounding righteousness is great strength: but the ungodly shall utterly perish from the earth.
A fool despiseth his father's instruction; but he that regardeth reproof becometh prudent.
A fool despiseth his father's correction: but he that regardeth reproof getteth prudence.
A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
A fool despises his father's correction, but he who heeds reproof shows prudence.
A fool despiseth the instruction of his father, And whoso is regarding reproof is prudent.
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