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Proverbs 15:31


The person 1  who hears the reproof that leads to life 2  is at home 3  among the wise. 4 


Pr 1:23; Pr 9:8,9; Pr 13:20; Pr 15:5; Pr 19:20; Pr 25:12; Isa 55:3; Joh 15:3,4; 1Jo 2:19

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.

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