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Proverbs 12:1

    Proverbs 12:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Whoso loveth correction loveth knowledge; But he that hateth reproof is brutish.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A lover of training is a lover of knowledge; but a hater of teaching is like a beast.

    Webster's Revision

    Whoso loveth correction loveth knowledge; But he that hateth reproof is brutish.

    World English Bible

    Whoever loves correction loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Whoso loveth correction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.

    Definitions for Proverbs 12:1

    Brutish - Stupid.
    Reproof - A scolding; rebuke.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 12:1

    Whoso loveth instruction - מוסר musar, discipline or correction, loves knowledge; for correction is the way to knowledge.

    But he that hateth reproof is brutish - בער baar, he is a bear; and expects no more benefit from correction than the ox does from the goad.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 12:1

    Brutish - Dumb as a brute beast. The difference between man and brute lies chiefly in the capacity of the former for progress and improvement, and that capacity depends upon his willingness to submit to discipline and education. Compare Psalm 49:12.