New International Version
Whoever disregards discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.
King James Bible
Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.
Darby Bible Translation
Poverty and shame shall be [to] him that refuseth instruction; but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.
World English Bible
Poverty and shame come to him who refuses discipline, but he who heeds correction shall be honored.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is refusing instruction -- poverty and shame, And whoso is observing reproof is honoured.
Proverbs 13:18 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A wicked messenger - The Septuagint: basileuv yrasuev, a bold king; instead of מלאך malach, a messenger, they had read מלך melech, a king: but they are singular in this rendering; none of the other versions have it so. He that betrays the counsels of his government, or the interests of his country, will sooner or later fall into mischief; but he that faithfully and loyally fulfils his mission, shall produce honor and safety to the commonwealth.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Tillage of the Poor
'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 …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Song of the Redeemed
Blessed are the Poor in Spirit
A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.
The righteous eat to their hearts' content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.
A fool spurns a parent's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.
Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but the one who heeds correction gains understanding.
It is better to heed the rebuke of a wise person than to listen to the song of fools.
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