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Proverbs 15:32

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
— He who neglects discipline despises himself, But he who listens to reproof acquires understanding.
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— He that refuseth correction despiseth his own soul: but he that hearkeneth to reproof getteth understanding.
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He that refuseth correction despiseth his own soul; But he that hearkeneth to reproof getteth understanding.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul; but he that heareth reproof getteth sense.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— He that declineth correction, despiseth his own soul, but, he that heareth reproof, gaineth sense.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Whoso is refusing instruction is despising his soul, And whoso is hearing reproof Is getting understanding.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He that rejecteth instruction, despiseth his own soul: but he that yieldeth to reproof, possesseth understanding.
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— Hee that refuseth instruction, despiseth his owne soule: but he that obeyeth correction, getteth vnderstanding.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— He that refuseth instruction, despiseth his owne soule: but he that heareth reproofe, getteth vnderstanding.
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— He who refuses instruction despises his own soul; but he who listens to reproof gains wisdom.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— He that rejects instruction hates himself; but he that mind reproofs loves his soul.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He that refuseth 6544
{6544} Prime
A primitive root; to loosen; by implication to expose, dismiss; figuratively absolve, begin.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
instruction 4148
{4148} Prime
From H3256; properly chastisement; figuratively reproof, warning or instruction; also restraint.
despiseth 3988
{3988} Prime
A primitive root; to spurn; also (intransitively) to disappear.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
his own soul: 5315
{5315} Prime
From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental).
but he that heareth 8085
{8085} Prime
A primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively to tell, etc.).
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
reproof 8433
{8433} Prime
From H3198; chastisement; figuratively (by words) correction, refutation, proof (even in defence).
getteth 7069
{7069} Prime
A primitive root; to erect, that is, create; by extension to procure, especially by purchase (causatively sell); by implication to own.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
understanding. 3820
{3820} Prime
A form of H3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 15:31-32.

Proverbs 15:32

_ _ refuseth — or, “neglects,” “passes by” (Proverbs 1:25; Proverbs 4:15).

_ _ despiseth ... soul — so acts as if esteeming its interests of no value.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 15:32

_ _ See here, 1. The folly of those that will not be taught, that refuse instruction, that will not heed it, but turn their backs upon it, or will not hear it, but turn their hearts against it. They refuse correction (margin); they will not take it, no, not from God himself, but kick against the pricks. Those that do so despise their own souls; they show that they have a low and mean opinion of them, and are in little care and concern about them, considered as rational and immortal, instruction being designed to cultivate reason and prepare for the immortal state. The fundamental error of sinners is undervaluing their own souls; therefore they neglect to provide for them, abuse them, expose them, prefer the body before the soul, and wrong the soul to please the body. 2. The wisdom of those that are willing, not only to be taught, but to be reproved: He that hears reproof, and amends the faults he is reproved for, gets understanding, by which his soul is secured from bad ways and directed in good ways, and thereby he both evidences the value he has for his own soul and puts true honour upon it.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 1:24-33 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; ... But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
Proverbs 5:11-12 And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed, ... And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;
Proverbs 8:33-36 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. ... But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.
Psalms 50:17 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.
Hebrews 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble [you], and thereby many be defiled;

or, correction,
Proverbs 29:1 He, that being often reproved hardeneth [his] neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
Isaiah 1:5 Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
Jeremiah 5:3 O LORD, [are] not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, [but] they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.
Ezekiel 24:13-14 In thy filthiness [is] lewdness: because I have purged thee, and thou wast not purged, thou shalt not be purged from thy filthiness any more, till I have caused my fury to rest upon thee. ... I the LORD have spoken [it]: it shall come to pass, and I will do [it]; I will not go back, neither will I spare, neither will I repent; according to thy ways, and according to thy doings, shall they judge thee, saith the Lord GOD.

or, obeyeth,
Proverbs 5:13 And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!
Deuteronomy 21:18 If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and [that], when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them:
Deuteronomy 21:20 And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son [is] stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; [he is] a glutton, and a drunkard.
Matthew 7:24-27 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: ... And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

getteth understanding:
Heb. possesseth an heart,
Proverbs 15:14 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
Proverbs 15:21 Folly [is] joy to [him that is] destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.
Proverbs 17:16 Wherefore [is there] a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing [he hath] no heart [to it]?
Proverbs 18:15 The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
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Dt 21:18, 20. Ps 50:17. Pv 1:24; 5:11, 13; 8:33; 15:14, 21; 17:16; 18:15; 29:1. Is 1:5. Jr 5:3. Ezk 24:13. Mt 7:24. He 12:15. Jm 1:22. Rv 3:19.

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