Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, But he who hates reproof is stupid.
To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction.
If you love learning, you love the discipline that goes with it--how shortsighted to refuse correction!
A lover of training is a lover of knowledge; but a hater of teaching is like a beast.
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but those who hate to be rebuked are stupid.
Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, But he who hates correction is stupid.
|NET © [draft] ITL|
|NET © Notes||
1 sn Those who wish to improve themselves must learn to accept correction; the fool hates/rejects any correction.
2 sn The word בָּעַר (ba’ar, “brutish; stupid”) normally describes dumb animals that lack intellectual sense. Here, it describes the moral fool who is not willing to learn from correction. He is like a dumb animal (so the term here functions as a hypocatastasis: implied comparison).