Proverbs 15:31-33

31 Whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise.
32 Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but the one who heeds correction gains understanding.
33 Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the LORD, and humility comes before honor.

Proverbs 15:31 in Other Translations

KJV
31 The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.
ESV
31 The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise.
NLT
31 If you listen to constructive criticism, you will be at home among the wise.
MSG
31 Listen to good advice if you want to live well, an honored guest among wise men and women.
CSB
31 An ear that listens to life-giving rebukes will be at home among the wise.

Proverbs 15:31-33 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO FIRST KINGS 5

This chapter relates Solomon's preparation for building the temple: on Hiram, king of Tyre, sending a congratulatory letter to him, he returned another to him, signifying his intention to build an house for God, and requesting him to supply him with timber, and men to work it, 1Ki 5:1-6; to which Hiram readily agreed, and sent him cedar and fir, and Solomon in return sent him food for his household; and things went on very amicably between them, 1Ki 5:7-12; the chapter concludes with an account of Solomon's workmen, where, how, and in what they were employed, 1Ki 5:13-18.

Proverbs 15:31-33 In-Context

29 The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
30 Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.
31 Whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise.
32 Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but the one who heeds correction gains understanding.
33 Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the LORD, and humility comes before honor.

Cross References 5

  • 1. ver 5; S Proverbs 9:7-9; S Proverbs 12:1
  • 2. S Proverbs 1:7; S Proverbs 12:1
  • 3. S Proverbs 9:7-9; S Proverbs 12:1; Ecclesiastes 7:5
  • 4. S Proverbs 1:7
  • 5. Proverbs 16:18; Proverbs 18:12; Proverbs 22:4; Proverbs 29:23; Isaiah 66:2
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