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Proverbs 13:1

    Proverbs 13:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A wise son hears his father's instruction: but a scorner hears not rebuke.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    A wise son heareth his father's instruction; But a scoffer heareth not rebuke.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A wise son is a lover of teaching, but the ears of the haters of authority are shut to sharp words.

    Webster's Revision

    A wise son heareth his father's instruction; But a scoffer heareth not rebuke.

    World English Bible

    A wise son listens to his father's instruction, but a scoffer doesn't listen to rebuke.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A WISE son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

    Definitions for Proverbs 13:1

    Rebuke - To reprimand; strongly warn; restrain.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 13:1

    A wise son heareth his father's instruction - The child that has had a proper nurturing, will profit by his father's counsels; but the child that is permitted to fulfill its own will and have its own way, will jest at the reproofs of its parents.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 13:1

    Heareth - The verb of the second clause is inserted in the first, just as in the next verse that of the first is inserted in the second. Stress is laid upon the obstinacy of the scorner who refuses to hear, not only "instruction," but also the much stronger "rebuke."