New International Version
A fool spurns a parent's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.
King James Bible
A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
Darby Bible Translation
A fool despiseth his father's instruction; but he that regardeth reproof becometh prudent.
World English Bible
A fool despises his father's correction, but he who heeds reproof shows prudence.
Young's Literal Translation
A fool despiseth the instruction of his father, And whoso is regarding reproof is prudent.
Proverbs 15:5 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life - Here again is an allusion to the paradisiacal tree, עץ חיים ets chaiyim, "the tree of lives."
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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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Whoever disregards discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.
The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.
The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings ruin.
Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but the one who heeds correction gains understanding.
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