Proverbs 10:17
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New International Version
Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.


New American Standard Bible
He is on the path of life who heeds instruction, But he who ignores reproof goes astray.


King James Bible
He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who follows instruction is on the path to life, but the one who rejects correction goes astray.


International Standard Version
Whoever heeds correction is on the pathway to life, but someone who ignores exhortation goes astray.


American Standard Version
He is in the way of life that heedeth correction; But he that forsaketh reproof erreth.


Douay-Rheims Bible
The way of life, to him that observeth correction: but he that forsaketh reproofs goeth astray.


Darby Bible Translation
Keeping instruction is the path to life; but he that forsaketh reproof goeth astray.


Young's Literal Translation
A traveller to life is he who is keeping instruction, And whoso is forsaking rebuke is erring.
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Context
Solomon's Proverbs: The Wise Son

1The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother. 2Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivers from death. 3The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casts away the substance of the wicked. 4He becomes poor that deals with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent makes rich. 5He that gathers in summer is a wise son: but he that sleeps in harvest is a son that causes shame. 6Blessings are on the head of the just: but violence covers the mouth of the wicked. 7The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot. 8The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall. 9He that walks uprightly walks surely: but he that perverts his ways shall be known. 10He that winks with the eye causes sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall. 11The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covers the mouth of the wicked. 12Hatred stirs up strifes: but love covers all sins. 13In the lips of him that has understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding. 14Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction. 15The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty. 16The labor of the righteous tends to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin. 17He is in the way of life that keeps instruction: but he that refuses reproof errs. 18He that hides hatred with lying lips, and he that utters a slander, is a fool. 19In the multitude of words there wants not sin: but he that refrains his lips is wise. 20The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth. 21The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom. 22The blessing of the LORD, it makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it. 23It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding has wisdom. 24The fear of the wicked, it shall come on him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted. 25As the whirlwind passes, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation. 26As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him. 27The fear of the LORD prolongs days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened. 28The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish. 29The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity. 30The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth. 31The mouth of the just brings forth wisdom: but the fraudulent tongue shall be cut out. 32The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaks frowardness.
Cross References
Judges 19:17
And when he had lifted up his eyes, he saw a wayfaring man in the street of the city: and the old man said, Where go you? and from where come you?


Proverbs 6:23
For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:


Treasury of Scripture

He is in the way of life that keeps instruction: but he that refuses reproof errs.

the way

Proverbs 3:1,2,18 My son, forget not my law; but let your heart keep my commandments...

Proverbs 4:4,13 He taught me also, and said to me, Let your heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live...

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

Proverbs 22:17-19 Bow down your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my knowledge...

Matthew 7:24-27 Therefore whoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man, which built his house on a rock...

Luke 11:28 But he said, Yes rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Hebrews 2:1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.

2 Peter 1:5-11 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge...

he that

Proverbs 1:25,26,30 But you have set at nothing all my counsel, and would none of my reproof...

Proverbs 5:12 And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

Proverbs 15:10 Correction is grievous to him that forsakes the way: and he that hates reproof shall die.

Proverbs 29:1 He, that being often reproved hardens his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

2 Chronicles 25:16 And it came to pass, as he talked with him, that the king said to him, Are you made of the king's counsel? forbear...

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...

erreth or causeth to err

Ecclesiastes 5:6 Suffer not your mouth to cause your flesh to sin; neither say you before the angel, that it was an error...

Strong's Concordance
He [is in] the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.
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Proverbs Chapter 10 Verse 17

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