Proverbs 13:18

18 Poverty and disgrace come to him who 1ignores instruction, 2but whoever 3heeds reproof is honored.

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 In everything the prudent acts with knowledge, but a fool flaunts his folly.
17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a faithful envoy brings healing.
18 Poverty and disgrace come to him who ignores instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is honored.
19 A desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but to turn away from evil is an abomination to fools.
20 Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.

Cross References 3

  • 1. [Proverbs 15:5, 31, 32]
  • 2. [Proverbs 15:5]
  • 3. [Proverbs 15:31]