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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CommentaryClarke'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
LibraryThe 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
You hate my instruction and cast my words behind you.
You will say, "How I hated discipline! How my heart spurned correction!
But those who fail to find me harm themselves; all who hate me love death."
If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner!
Good people obtain favor from the LORD, but he condemns those who devise wicked schemes.
Surely I am only a brute, not a man; I do not have human understanding.
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