He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise.
He whose ear listens to the life-giving reproof Will dwell among the wise.
If you listen to constructive criticism, you will be at home among the wise.
Listen to good advice if you want to live well, an honored guest among wise men and women.
The man whose ear is open to the teaching of life will have his place among the wise.
The ear that heeds wholesome admonition will lodge among the wise.
The ear that hears the rebukes of life Will abide among the wise.
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1 tn Heb “ear” (so KJV, NRSV). The term “ear” is a synecdoche of part (= ear) for the whole (= person).
2 tn “Life” is an objective genitive: Reproof brings or preserves life. Cf. NIV “life-giving rebuke”; NLT “constructive criticism.”
3 tn Heb “lodges.” This means to live with, to be at home with.
4 sn The proverb is one full sentence; it affirms that a teachable person is among the wise.