Proverbs 15:31
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New American Standard Bible
He whose ear listens to the life-giving reproof Will dwell among the wise.

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
An ear that is hearing the reproof of life Doth lodge among the wise.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The reproof of life - i. e., The reproof that leads to, or gives life, rather than that which comes from life and its experience.

Proverbs 15:31 Parallel Commentaries

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God, the All-Seeing One
We have in our text, first of all, a great fact declared,--"Hell and destruction are before the Lord ;" we have, secondly, a great fact inferred,--"How much more then the hearts of the children of men?" I. We will begin with THE GREAT FACT WHICH IS DECLARED--a fact which furnishes us with premises from which we deduce the practical conclusion of the second sentence--"How much more then the hearts of the children of men?" The best interpretation that you can give of those two words, "hell" and "destruction,"
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858

Epistle cxxii. To Rechared, King of the visigoths .
To Rechared, King of the Visigoths [82] . Gregory to Rechared, &c. I cannot express in words, most excellent son, how much I am delighted with thy work and thy life. For on hearing of the power of a new miracle in our days, to wit that the whole nation of the Goths has through thy Excellency been brought over from the error of Arian heresy to the firmness of a right faith, one is disposed to exclaim with the prophet, This is the change wrought by the right hand of the Most High (Ps. lxxvi. 11 [83]
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Proverbs 13:20
He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm.

Proverbs 15:30
Bright eyes gladden the heart; Good news puts fat on the bones.

Proverbs 15:32
He who neglects discipline despises himself, But he who listens to reproof acquires understanding.

Proverbs 18:15
The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

Proverbs 25:12
Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold Is a wise reprover to a listening ear.

Ecclesiastes 7:5
It is better to listen to the rebuke of a wise man Than for one to listen to the song of fools.

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