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Proverbs 15:31

    Proverbs 15:31 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The ear that hears the reproof of life stays among the wise.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The ear that hearkeneth to the reproof of life Shall abide among the wise.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The man whose ear is open to the teaching of life will have his place among the wise.

    Webster's Revision

    The ear that hearkeneth to 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The ear that hearkeneth to the reproof of life shall abide among the wise.

    Definitions for Proverbs 15:31

    Ear - To work, till, or plough the ground.
    Reproof - A scolding; rebuke.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 15:31

    The ear that heareth the reproof - That receives it gratefully and obeys it. "Advice is for them that will take it," so says one of our own old proverbs; and the meaning here is nearly the same.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 15:31

    The reproof of life - i. e., The reproof that leads to, or gives life, rather than that which comes from life and its experience.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 15:31

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