Proverbs 15:31
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New International Version
Whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise.

King James Bible
The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.

Darby Bible Translation
The ear that heareth the reproof of life shall abide among the wise.

World English Bible
The ear that listens to reproof lives, and will be at home among the wise.

Young's Literal Translation
An ear that is hearing the reproof of life Doth lodge among the wise.

Proverbs 15:31 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The ear that heareth the reproof - That receives it gratefully and obeys it. "Advice is for them that will take it," so says one of our own old proverbs; and the meaning here is nearly the same.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

Proverbs 1:23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit to you, I will make known my words to you.

Proverbs 9:8,9 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate you: rebuke a wise man, and he will love you...

Proverbs 13:20 He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Proverbs 19:20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter end.

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

Isaiah 55:3 Incline your ear, and come to me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you...

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John 15:3,4 Now you are clean through the word which I have spoken to you...

1 John 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us...

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God, the All-Seeing One
A sermon (No. 177) delivered on Sabbath morning, February 14, 1858 At The Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens by C. H. Spurgeon. "Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?" -- Proverbs 15:11. You have often smiled at the ignorance of heathens who bow themselves before gods of wood and stone. You have quoted the words of Scripture and you have said, "Eyes have they, but they see not; ears have they, but they hear not." You have therefore argued that
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

How the Humble and the Haughty are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 18.) Differently to be admonished are the humble and the haughty. To the former it is to be insinuated how true is that excellence which they hold in hoping for it; to the latter it is to be intimated how that temporal glory is as nothing which even when embracing it they hold not. Let the humble hear how eternal are the things that they long for, how transitory the things which they despise; let the haughty hear how transitory are the things they court, how eternal the things they
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

An Exposition on the First Ten Chapters of Genesis, and Part of the Eleventh
An unfinished commentary on the Bible, found among the author's papers after his death, in his own handwriting; and published in 1691, by Charles Doe, in a folio volume of the works of John Bunyan. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR Being in company with an enlightened society of Protestant dissenters of the Baptist denomination, I observed to a doctor of divinity, who was advancing towards his seventieth year, that my time had been delightfully engaged with John Bunyan's commentary on Genesis. "What,"
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Solomon
In the reign of David and Solomon, Israel became strong among the nations and had many opportunities to wield a mighty influence in behalf of truth and the right. The name of Jehovah was exalted and held in honor, and the purpose for which the Israelites had been established in the Land of Promise bade fair of meeting with fulfillment. Barriers were broken down, and seekers after truth from the lands of the heathen were not turned away unsatisfied. Conversions took place, and the church of God on
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Proverbs 13:20
Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.

Proverbs 15:30
Light in a messenger's eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.

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

Proverbs 18:15
The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.

Proverbs 25:12
Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is the rebuke of a wise judge to a listening ear.

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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