Proverbs 13:18

18 Poverty and disgrace [come to] those who ignore instruction, but the one who accepts rebuke will be honored.[a]

Proverbs 13:18 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 13:18

Poverty and shame [shall be to] him that refuseth
instruction
Of parents, masters, and ministers of the word; the instruction of wisdom, the instruction of the Gospel, in things relating to their present spiritual peace, and to their eternal welfare: such generally come to poverty and disgrace in this life, and to everlasting shame and contempt in another; see ( Proverbs 5:11 Proverbs 5:12 ) ; but he that regardeth reproof;
the reproof of the word, and of the ministers of it, and of all good men, and takes it kindly, and acts according to it, shall be honoured;
with riches and reputation; if not with the riches of this world, yet with the riches of grace and glory; and shall have honour among the saints, and from the Lord himself; who will honour those that honour him, as they do who regard the reproof and instruction of his word, ( 1 Samuel 2:30 ) .

Proverbs 13:18 In-Context

16 Every sensible person acts knowledgeably, but a fool displays his stupidity.
17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy courier [brings] healing.
18 Poverty and disgrace [come to] those who ignore instruction, but the one who accepts rebuke will be honored.
19 Desire fulfilled is sweet to the taste, but fools hate to turn from evil.
20 The one who walks with the wise will become wise, but a companion of fools will suffer harm.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Pr 5:12-14; 12:1; 15:31-33