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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CommentaryBarnes' 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.
LibraryGod, 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 .
He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm.
Bright eyes gladden the heart; Good news puts fat on the bones.
He who neglects discipline despises himself, But he who listens to reproof acquires understanding.
The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold Is a wise reprover to a listening ear.
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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