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Proverbs 13:1 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— A wise son [heareth] his father's instruction; But a scoffer heareth not rebuke.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— A wise son [heareth] his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— A wise son [accepts his] father’s discipline, But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— A wise son [heareth] his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— A wise son [heareth] his father's instruction; but a scorner heareth not rebuke.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— A wise son, [cometh of] a father's correction, but, a scoffer, heareth not a rebuke.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— A wise son—the instruction of a father, And a scorner—he hath not heard rebuke.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— A wise son heareth the doctrine of his father: but he that is a scorner, heareth not when he is reproved.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— A wise sonne [heareth] his fathers instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— A wise son is obedient to his father: but a disobedient son will be destroyed.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— A wise son [heareth] his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
A wise 2450
{2450} Prime
From H2449; wise, (that is, intelligent, skilful or artful).
son 1121
{1121} Prime
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
[heareth] his father's 1
{0001} Prime
A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
instruction: 4148
{4148} Prime
From H3256; properly chastisement; figuratively reproof, warning or instruction; also restraint.
but a scorner 3887
{3887} Prime
A primitive root; properly to make mouths at, that is, to scoff; hence (from the effort to pronounce a foreign language) to interpret, or (generally) intercede.
<8801> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 309
heareth 8085
{8085} Prime
A primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively to tell, etc.).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
not x3808
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
rebuke. 1606
{1606} Prime
From H1605; a chiding.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 13:1

_ _ (Compare Proverbs 6:1-5; Proverbs 10:1, Proverbs 10:17).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 13:1

_ _ Among the children of the same parents it is no new thing for some to be hopeful and others the contrary; now here we are taught to distinguish. 1. There is great hope of those that have a reverence for their parents, and are willing to be advised and admonished by them. He is a wise son, and is in a far way to be wiser, that hears his father's instruction, desires to hear it, regards it, and complies with it, and does not merely give it the hearing. 2. There is little hope of those that will not so much as hear rebuke with any patience, but scorn to submit to government and scoff at those that deal faithfully with them. How can those mend a fault who will not be told of it, but count those their enemies who do them that kindness?

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 4:1-14 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. ... Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil [men].
Proverbs 4:20-22 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. ... For they [are] life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
Proverbs 10:1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son [is] the heaviness of his mother.
Proverbs 15:5 A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
Proverbs 15:20 A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.


Proverbs 9:7-8 He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked [man getteth] himself a blot. ... Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
Proverbs 14:6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and [findeth it] not: but knowledge [is] easy unto him that understandeth.
1 Samuel 2:25 If one man sin against another, the judge shall judge him: but if a man sin against the LORD, who shall intreat for him? Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto the voice of their father, because the LORD would slay them.
Isaiah 28:14-15 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which [is] in Jerusalem. ... Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
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