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


New American Standard Bible
He who neglects discipline despises himself, But he who listens to reproof acquires understanding.


King James Bible
He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
Anyone who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever listens to correction acquires good sense.


International Standard Version
Whoever ignores instruction hates himself, but anyone who heeds reproof gains understanding.


American Standard Version
He that refuseth correction despiseth his own soul; But he that hearkeneth to reproof getteth understanding.


Douay-Rheims Bible
He that rejecteth instruction, despiseth his own soul: but he that yieldeth to reproof possesseth understanding.


Darby Bible Translation
He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul; but he that heareth reproof getteth sense.


Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is refusing instruction is despising his soul, And whoso is hearing reproof Is getting understanding.
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Context
A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath

1A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. 2The tongue of the wise uses knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness. 3The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. 4A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit. 5A fool despises his father's instruction: but he that regards reproof is prudent. 6In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble. 7The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish does not so. 8The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight. 9The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but he loves him that follows after righteousness. 10Correction is grievous to him that forsakes the way: and he that hates reproof shall die. 11Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men? 12A scorner loves not one that reproves him: neither will he go to the wise. 13A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. 14The heart of him that has understanding seeks knowledge: but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness. 15All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart has a continual feast. 16Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith. 17Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith. 18A wrathful man stirs up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeases strife. 19The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain. 20A wise son makes a glad father: but a foolish man despises his mother. 21Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walks uprightly. 22Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established. 23A man has joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it! 24The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath. 25The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow. 26The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words. 27He that is greedy of gain troubles his own house; but he that hates gifts shall live. 28The heart of the righteous studies to answer: but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things. 29The LORD is far from the wicked: but he hears the prayer of the righteous. 30The light of the eyes rejoices the heart: and a good report makes the bones fat. 31The ear that hears the reproof of life stays among the wise. 32He that refuses instruction despises his own soul: but he that hears reproof gets understanding. 33The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honor is humility.
Cross References
Proverbs 1:7
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.


Proverbs 8:33
Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.


Proverbs 8:36
But he that sins against me wrongs his own soul: all they that hate me love death.


Proverbs 13:18
Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuses instruction: but he that regards reproof shall be honored.


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


Proverbs 15:31
The ear that hears the reproof of life stays among the wise.


Proverbs 15:33
The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honor is humility.


Ecclesiastes 7:5
It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.


Isaiah 3:9
The show of their countenance does witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe to their soul! for they have rewarded evil to themselves.


Treasury of Scripture

He that refuses instruction despises his own soul: but he that hears reproof gets understanding.

refuseth

Proverbs 1:24 Because I have called, and you refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;

Proverbs 5:11,12 And you mourn at the last, when your flesh and your body are consumed...

Proverbs 8:33-36 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not...

Psalm 50:17 Seeing you hate instruction, and casts my words behind you.

Hebrews 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you...

instruction or correction

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

Isaiah 1:5 Why should you be stricken any more? you will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

Jeremiah 5:3 O LORD, are not your eyes on the truth? you have stricken them, but they have not grieved; you have consumed them...

Ezekiel 24:13,14 In your filthiness is lewdness: because I have purged you, and you were not purged...

heareth

Proverbs 5:13 And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined my ear to them that instructed me!

Deuteronomy 21:18,20 If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that...

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...

James 1:22 But be you doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

getteth understanding

Proverbs 15:14,21 The heart of him that has understanding seeks knowledge: but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness...

Proverbs 17:16 Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he has no heart to it?

Proverbs 18:15 The heart of the prudent gets knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

Strong's Concordance
He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.
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Acquires Admonition Controlled Correction Despises Despiseth Despising Discipline Ear Gains Gets Getteth Getting Gives Heareth Hearing Hearkeneth Heeds Ignores Instruction Listens Neglects Refuses Refuseth Refusing Reproof Respect Sense Soul Teaching Training Understanding Wisdom
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Proverbs Chapter 15 Verse 32

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OT Poetry: Proverbs 15:32 He who refuses correction despises his own (Prov. Pro Pr)
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