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
CommentaryClarke'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.
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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 …
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Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.
Light in a messenger's eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.
Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but the one who heeds correction gains understanding.
The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.
Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is the rebuke of a wise judge to a listening ear.
It is better to heed the rebuke of a wise person than to listen to the song of fools.
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