Proverbs 15:31

NET ©

The person who hears the reproof that leads to life is at home among the wise.

NIV ©

He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise.

NASB ©

He whose ear listens to the life-giving reproof Will dwell among the wise.

NLT ©

If you listen to constructive criticism, you will be at home among the wise.

MSG ©

Listen to good advice if you want to live well, an honored guest among wise men and women.

BBE ©

The man whose ear is open to the teaching of life will have his place among the wise.

NRSV ©

The ear that heeds wholesome admonition will lodge among the wise.

NKJV ©

The ear that hears the rebukes of life Will abide among the wise.

KJV
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abideth
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HEBREW
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LXXM
NET © [draft] ITL
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NET © Notes

tn Heb “ear” (so KJV, NRSV). The term “ear” is a synecdoche of part (= ear) for the whole (= person).

tn “Life” is an objective genitive: Reproof brings or preserves life. Cf. NIV “life-giving rebuke”; NLT “constructive criticism.”

tn Heb “lodges.” This means to live with, to be at home with.

sn The proverb is one full sentence; it affirms that a teachable person is among the wise.