Proverbs 13:18
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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.

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Clarke'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


Proverbs 13:13 Whoever despises the word shall be destroyed: but he that fears the commandment shall be rewarded.

Proverbs 5:9-14 Lest you give your honor to others, and your years to the cruel...

Proverbs 12:1 Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge: but he that hates reproof is brutish.

Proverbs 15:5,31,32 A fool despises his father's instruction: but he that regards reproof is prudent...

Proverbs 19:6 Many will entreat the favor of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that gives gifts.

Jeremiah 5:3-9 O LORD, are not your eyes on the truth? you have stricken them, but they have not grieved; you have consumed them...

Hebrews 12:25 See that you refuse not him that speaks. For if they escaped not who refused him that spoke on earth, much more shall not we escape...


Proverbs 9:9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

Proverbs 25:12 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover on an obedient ear.

Psalm 141:5 Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head...

The 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
And they sung a new song, saying, Thou ... hast redeemed us to God by Thy blood, out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation ... T he extent, variety, and order of the creation, proclaim the glory of God. He is likewise, ^* Maximus in Minimis . The smallest of the works, that we are capable of examining, such for instance as the eye or the wing of a little insect, the creature of a day, are stamped with an inimitable impression of His wisdom and power. Thus in His written Word, there
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit
Having spoken of the general notion of blessedness, I come next to consider the subjects of this blessedness, and these our Saviour has deciphered to be the poor in spirit, the mourners, etc. But before I touch upon these, I shall attempt a little preface or paraphrase upon this sermon of the beatitudes. 1 Observe the divinity in this sermon, which goes beyond all philosophy. The philosophers use to say that one contrary expels another; but here one contrary begets another. Poverty is wont to expel
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Proverbs 13:19
A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.

Proverbs 13:25
The righteous eat to their hearts' content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.

Proverbs 15:5
A fool spurns a parent's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.

Proverbs 15:32
Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but the one who heeds correction gains understanding.

Ecclesiastes 7:5
It is better to heed the rebuke of a wise person than to listen to the song of fools.

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