12 Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is the rebuke of a wise judge to a listening ear.

Read Proverbs 25:12 Using Other Translations

As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.
Like a gold ring or an ornament of gold is a wise reprover to a listening ear.
To one who listens, valid criticism is like a gold earring or other gold jewelry.