Proverbs 10:17

17 Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.

Proverbs 10:17 in Other Translations

KJV
17 He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.
ESV
17 Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who rejects reproof leads others astray.
NLT
17 People who accept discipline are on the pathway to life, but those who ignore correction will go astray.
MSG
17 The road to life is a disciplined life; ignore correction and you're lost for good.
CSB
17 The one who follows instruction is on the path to life, but the one who rejects correction goes astray.

Proverbs 10:17 In-Context

15 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city, but poverty is the ruin of the poor.
16 The wages of the righteous is life, but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death.
17 Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.
18 Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips and spreads slander is a fool.
19 Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Proverbs 6:23; Proverbs 15:5
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