Proverbs 15:5

5 A fool spurns a parent’s discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.

Proverbs 15:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
ESV
5 A fool despises his father's instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is prudent.
NLT
5 Only a fool despises a parent’s discipline; whoever learns from correction is wise.
MSG
5 Moral dropouts won't listen to their elders; welcoming correction is a mark of good sense.
CSB
5 A fool despises his father's instruction, but a person who heeds correction is sensible.

Proverbs 15:5 In-Context

3 The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.
4 The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.
5 A fool spurns a parent’s discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.
6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings ruin.
7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the hearts of fools are not upright.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Proverbs 10:17; S Proverbs 12:1; S Proverbs 13:1
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