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Proverbs 15:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— A fool despiseth his father's correction; But he that regardeth reproof getteth prudence.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— A fool rejects his father’s discipline, But he who regards reproof is sensible.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— A fool despiseth his father's instruction; but he that regardeth reproof becometh prudent.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— A foolish [son], spurneth the correction of his father, but, he that heedeth a reproof, sheweth prudence.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— A fool despiseth the instruction of his father, And whoso is regarding reproof is prudent.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— A fool laugheth at the instruction of his father: but he that regardeth reproofs shall become prudent. In abundant justice there is the greatest strength: but the devices of the wicked shall be rooted out.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— A foole despiseth his fathers instruction: but hee that regardeth reproofe, [is] prudent.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— A fool scorns his father's instruction; but he that keeps his commandments is more prudent. In abounding righteousness is great strength: but the ungodly shall utterly perish from the earth.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
A fool 191
{0191} Prime
From an unused root (meaning to be perverse); (figuratively) silly.
despiseth 5006
{5006} Prime
A primitive root; to scorn; or (Ecclesiastes 12:5) by interchange for H5132, to bloom.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
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 he that regardeth 8104
{8104} Prime
A primitive root; properly to hedge about (as with thorns), that is, guard; generally to protect, attend to, 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).
is prudent. 6191
{6191} Prime
A primitive root; properly to be (or make) bare; but used only in the derived sense (through the idea perhaps of smoothness) bo be cunning (usually in a bad sense).
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 15:5

_ _ (Compare Proverbs 4:1; Proverbs 10:17; Proverbs 13:1-18).

_ _ is prudent — acts discreetly.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 15:5

_ _ Hence, 1. Let superiors be admonished to give instruction and reproof to those that are under their charge, as they will answer it in the day of account. They must not only instruct with the light of knowledge, but reprove with the heat of zeal; and both these must be done with the authority and affection of a father, and must be continued, though the desired effect be not immediately perceived. If the instruction be despised, give reproof, and rebuke sharply. It is indeed against the grain with good-humoured men to find fault, and make those about them uneasy; but better so than to suffer them to go on undisturbed in the way to ruin. 2. Let inferiors be admonished, not only to submit to instruction and reproof (even hardships must be submitted to), but to value them as favours and not despise them, to make use of them for their direction, and always to have a regard to them; this will be an evidence that they are wise and a means of making them so; whereas he that slights his good education is a fool and is likely to live and die one.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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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 13:1 A wise son [heareth] his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.
Proverbs 13:18 Poverty and shame [shall be to] him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.
1 Samuel 2:23-25 And he said unto them, Why do ye such things? for I hear of your evil dealings by all this people. ... 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.
2 Samuel 15:1-6 And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him. ... And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.
1 Chronicles 22:11-13 Now, my son, the LORD be with thee; and prosper thou, and build the house of the LORD thy God, as he hath said of thee. ... Then shalt thou prosper, if thou takest heed to fulfil the statutes and judgments which the LORD charged Moses with concerning Israel: be strong, and of good courage; dread not, nor be dismayed.
1 Chronicles 28:9 And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.
1 Chronicles 28:20 And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do [it]: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, [even] my God, [will be] with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.


Proverbs 15:31-32 The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise. ... He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.
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 6:23 For the commandment [is] a lamp; and the law [is] light; and reproofs of instruction [are] the way of life:
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.
Psalms 141:5 Let the righteous smite me; [it shall be] a kindness: and let him reprove me; [it shall be] an excellent oil, [which] shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also [shall be] in their calamities.
Titus 1:13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
Titus 2:15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
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