Proverbs 13:18

18 Whoever disregards discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.

Proverbs 13:18 in Other Translations

KJV
18 Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.
ESV
18 Poverty and disgrace come to him who ignores instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is honored.
NLT
18 If you ignore criticism, you will end in poverty and disgrace; if you accept correction, you will be honored.
MSG
18 Refuse discipline and end up homeless; embrace correction and live an honored life.
CSB
18 Poverty and disgrace [come to] those who ignore instruction, but the one who accepts rebuke will be 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 All who are prudent act with knowledge, but fools expose their folly.
17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.
18 Whoever disregards discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.
19 A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.
20 Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Proverbs 1:7; S Proverbs 12:1
  • 2. Psalms 141:5; Proverbs 25:12; Ecclesiastes 7:5; Pr 15:5,31-32