Proverbs 15:31
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New Living Translation
If you listen to constructive criticism, you 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
Wesley's Notes on the Bible

15:31 The ear - The man that hearkens to that reproof which leads to life, seeks and delights in the company of the wise.

Proverbs 15:31 Parallel Commentaries

Contention Over the Man Born Blind.
(Jerusalem.) ^D John IX. 1-41. [Some look upon the events in this and the next section as occurring at the Feast of Tabernacles in October, others think they occurred at the Feast of Dedication in December, deriving their point of time from John x. 22.] ^d 1 And as he passed by, he saw a man blind from his birth. [The man probably sought to waken compassion by repeatedly stating this fact to passers-by.] 2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Rabbi, who sinned, this man, or his parents, that he should
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

"And the Life. " How Christ is the Life.
This, as the former, being spoken indefinitely, may be universally taken, as relating both to such as are yet in the state of nature, and to such as are in the state of grace, and so may be considered in reference to both, and ground three points of truth, both in reference to the one, and in reference to the other; to wit, 1. That our case is such as we stand in need of his help, as being the Life. 2. That no other way but by him, can we get that supply of life, which we stand in need of, for he
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life

"Now the End of the Commandment," &C.
1 Tim. i. 5.--"Now the end of the commandment," &c. We come now, as was proposed, to observe, Thirdly,(474) That faith unfeigned is the only thing which gives the answer of a good conscience towards God. Conscience, in general, is nothing else but a practical knowledge of the rule a man should walk by, and of himself in reference to that rule. It is the laying down a man's state, and condition, and actions beside the rule of God's word, or the principles of nature's light. It is the chief piece
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

"Thou Shall Keep Him in Perfect Peace, Whose Mind is Stayed on Thee, Because He Trusteth in Thee. "
Isaiah xxvi. 3.--"Thou shall keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusteth in thee." All men love to have privileges above others. Every one is upon the design and search after some well-being, since Adam lost that which was true happiness. We all agree upon the general notion of it, but presently men divide in the following of particulars. Here all men are united in seeking after some good; something to satisfy their souls, and satiate their desires. Nay, but they
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
Proverbs 13:20
Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble.

Proverbs 15:30
A cheerful look brings joy to the heart; good news makes for good health.

Proverbs 15:32
If you reject discipline, you only harm yourself; but if you listen to correction, you grow in understanding.

Proverbs 18:15
Intelligent people are always ready to learn. Their ears are open for knowledge.

Proverbs 25:12
To one who listens, valid criticism is like a gold earring or other gold jewelry.

Ecclesiastes 7:5
Better to be criticized by a wise person than to be praised by a fool.

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