New International Version
A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not respond to rebukes.
King James Bible
A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.
Darby Bible Translation
A wise son [heareth] his father's instruction; but a scorner heareth not rebuke.
World English Bible
A wise son listens to his father's instruction, but a scoffer doesn't listen to rebuke.
Young's Literal Translation
A wise son -- the instruction of a father, And a scorner -- he hath not heard rebuke.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A wise son heareth his father's instruction - The child that has had a proper nurturing, will profit by his father's counsels; but the child that is permitted to fulfill its own will and have its own way, will jest at the reproofs of its parents.
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'Much food is in the tillage of the poor.'--PROVERBS xiii. 23. Palestine was a land of small peasant proprietors, and the institution of the Jubilee was intended to prevent the acquisition of large estates by any Israelite. The consequence, as intended, was a level of modest prosperity. It was 'the tillage of the poor,' the careful, diligent husbandry of the man who had only a little patch of land to look after, that filled the storehouses of the Holy Land. Hence the proverb of our text arose. It …
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Whoever corrects a mocker invites insults; whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse.
Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you; rebuke the wise and they will love you.
The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
Mockers resent correction, so they avoid the wise.
A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
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