Proverbs 12:1
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New International Version
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction 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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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Whoso loveth instruction - מוסר musar, discipline or correction, loves knowledge; for correction is the way to knowledge.

But he that hateth reproof is brutish - בער baar, he is a bear; and expects no more benefit from correction than the ox does from the goad.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Proverbs 5:12,13 And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof...

Proverbs 9:7,8 He that reproves a scorner gets to himself shame: and he that rebukes a wicked man gets himself a blot...

Psalm 32:9 Be you not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle...

Psalm 92:6 A brutish man knows not; neither does a fool understand this.

Isaiah 1:3 The ox knows his owner, and the donkey his master's crib: but Israel does not know, my people does not consider.

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The Many-Sided Contrast of Wisdom and Folly
'Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish. 2. A good man obtaineth favour of the Lord: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn. 3. A man shall not be established by wickedness; but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. 4. A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. 5. The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit. 6. The words of the wicked are to lie
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

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

Cross References
Psalm 50:17
You hate my instruction and cast my words behind you.

Proverbs 5:12
You will say, "How I hated discipline! How my heart spurned correction!

Proverbs 8:36
But those who fail to find me harm themselves; all who hate me love death."

Proverbs 11:31
If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner!

Proverbs 12:2
Good people obtain favor from the LORD, but he condemns those who devise wicked schemes.

Proverbs 30:2
Surely I am only a brute, not a man; I do not have human understanding.

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