Proverbs 12:1
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King James Version
Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.

Darby Bible Translation
Whoso loveth discipline loveth knowledge, but he that hateth reproof is brutish.

World English Bible
Whoever loves correction loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is loving instruction, is loving knowledge, And whoso is hating reproof is brutish.

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Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.Proverbs 12:1 Parallel Commentaries

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To Pastors and Teachers
To Pastors and Teachers If all who laboured for the conversion of others were to introduce them immediately into Prayer and the Interior Life, and make it their main design to gain and win over the heart, numberless as well as permanent conversions would certainly ensue. On the contrary, few and transient fruits must attend that labour which is confined to outward matters; such as burdening the disciple with a thousand precepts for external exercises, instead of leaving the soul to Christ by the
Madame Guyon—A Short and Easy Method of Prayer

Of Having Confidence in God when Evil Words are Cast at Us
"My Son, stand fast and believe in Me. For what are words but words? They fly through the air, but they bruise no stone. If thou are guilty, think how thou wouldst gladly amend thyself; if thou knowest nothing against thyself, consider that thou wilt gladly bear this for God's sake. It is little enough that thou sometimes hast to bear hard words, for thou art not yet able to bear hard blows. And wherefore do such trivial matters go to thine heart, except that thou art yet carnal, and regardest
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

The Ninth Commandment
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.' Exod 20: 16. THE tongue which at first was made to be an organ of God's praise, is now become an instrument of unrighteousness. This commandment binds the tongue to its good behaviour. God has set two natural fences to keep in the tongue, the teeth and lips; and this commandment is a third fence set about it, that it should not break forth into evil. It has a prohibitory and a mandatory part: the first is set down in plain words, the other
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Cross References
Psalm 50:17
Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.

Proverbs 5:12
And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

Proverbs 8:36
But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

Proverbs 11:31
Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.

Proverbs 12:2
A good man obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

Proverbs 30:2
Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man.

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