, that is, (concretely) the ear
(from its form in man).
A primitive root; to hear
intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively to tell
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814
Count - 5386
; figuratively (by words) correction
(even in defence).
; hence raw
(plant, water, year), strong
; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life
(or living thing), whether literally or figuratively.
A primitive root; to stop
(usually over night); by implication to stay
permanently; hence (in a bad sense) to be obstinate
(especially in words, to complain
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 19885
; properly the nearest
part, that is, the centre
, whether literally, figuratively or adverbially (especially with preposition).
, (that is, intelligent, skilful or artful).
_ _ (Compare Proverbs 10:17).
_ _ reproof of life which leads to life.
_ _ abideth ... wise is numbered among them.
_ _ Note, 1. It is the character of a wise man that he is very willing to be reproved, and therefore chooses to converse with those that, both by their words and example, will show him what is amiss in him: The ear that can take the reproof will love the reprover. Faithful friendly reproofs are here called the reproofs of life, not only because they are to be given in a lively manner, and with a prudent zeal (and we must reprove by our lives as well as by our doctrine), but because, where they are well-taken, they are means of spiritual life, and lead to eternal life, and (as some think) to distinguish them from rebukes and reproaches for well-doing, which are rather reproofs of death, which we must not regard nor be influenced by. 2. Those that are so wise as to bear reproof well will hereby be made wiser (Proverbs 9:9), and come at length to be numbered among the wise men of the age, and will have both ability and authority to reprove and instruct others. Those that learn well, and obey well, are likely in time to teach well and rule well.
The ear The man that hearkens to that reproof which leads to life, seeks and delights in the company of the wise.
The ear that heareth the (i) reproof of life abideth among the wise.
(i) That suffers himself to be admonished by God's word, which brings life: and so amends.
Proverbs 15:5 A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
Proverbs 1:23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
Proverbs 9:8-9 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee. ... Give [instruction] to a wise [man], and he will be yet wiser: teach a just [man], and he will increase in learning.
Proverbs 13:20 He that walketh with wise [men] shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Proverbs 19:20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
Proverbs 25:12 [As] an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, [so is] a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.
Isaiah 55:3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, [even] the sure mercies of David.
John 15:3-4 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. ... Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
1 John 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would [no doubt] have continued with us: but [they went out], that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
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