New American Standard Bible
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.
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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Brutish - Dumb as a brute beast. The difference between man and brute lies chiefly in the capacity of the former for progress and improvement, and that capacity depends upon his willingness to submit to discipline and education. Compare Psalm 49:12.
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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 …
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"For you hate discipline, And you cast My words behind you.
And you say, "How I have hated instruction! And my heart spurned reproof!
"But he who sins against me injures himself; All those who hate me love death."
If the righteous will be rewarded in the earth, How much more the wicked and the sinner!
A good man will obtain favor from the LORD, But He will condemn a man who devises evil.
Surely I am more stupid than any man, And I do not have the understanding of a man.
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