English Standard Version
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.
King James Bible
Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.
American Standard Version
Whoso loveth correction loveth knowledge; But he that hateth reproof is brutish.
He that loveth correction, loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is foolish.
English Revised Version
Whoso loveth correction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.
Webster's Bible Translation
Whoever loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.
Proverbs 12:1 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
26 Whoso withholdeth corn, him the people curse;
But blessing is on the head of him that selleth it.
This proverb is directed against the corn-usurer, whose covetousness and deceitful conduct is described in Amos 8:4-8. But whilst it is there said that they cannot wait till the burdensome interruption of their usurious conduct on account of the sacred days come to an end, the figure here is of a different aspect of their character: they hold back their stores of corn in the times of scarcity, for they speculate on receiving yet higher prices for it. בּר (from בּרר, to purify, to be pure) is thrashed grain, cf. Arab. burr, wheat, and naḳḳy of the cleaning of the grain by the separation from it of the tares, etc. (Fl.); the word has Kametz, according to the Masora, as always in pause and in the history of Joseph. מנע has Munach on the syllable preceding the last, on which the tone is thrown back, and Metheg with the Tsere as the sign of a pause, as Proverbs 1:10 בּצע (vid., p. 67). משׁבּיר, qui annonam vendit, is denom. of שׁבר, properly that which is crushed, therefore grain (Fl.). לאמּים, which we would understand in the Proph. of nations, are here, as at Proverbs 24:24, the individuals of the people. The בּרצה which falls on the head of the charitable is the thanks of his fellow-citizens, along with all good wishes.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For you hate discipline, and you cast my words behind you.
and you say, "How I hated discipline, and my heart despised reproof!
but he who fails to find me injures himself; all who hate me love death."
If the righteous is repaid on earth, how much more the wicked and the sinner!
A good man obtains favor from the LORD, but a man of evil devices he condemns.
Surely I am too stupid to be a man. I have not the understanding of a man.
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