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Proverbs 15:5

Context

15:5 A fool rejects his father’s discipline,

but whoever heeds reproof shows good sense. 1 

Proverbs 15:20

Context

15:20 A wise child 2  brings joy to his father,

but a foolish person 3  despises 4  his mother.

1 tn Heb “is prudent” (so KJV, NASB, NRSV); NCV, NLT “is wise.” Anyone who accepts correction or rebuke will become prudent in life.

2 tn Heb “son.”

3 tn Heb “a fool of a man,” a genitive of specification.

4 sn The proverb is almost the same as 10:1, except that “despises” replaces “grief.” This adds the idea of the callousness of the one who inflicts grief on his mother (D. Kidner, Proverbs [TOTC], 116).



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