Proverbs 15:5

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

but whoever heeds reproof shows good sense.

Proverbs 15:20

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

but a foolish person despises his mother.

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

tn Heb “son.”

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

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).