Proverbs on Admonition

(Prov. 3:11-12) My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke, 12 because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.

(Prov. 9:8-9) Do not rebuke a mocker or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man and he will love you. 9 Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning.

(Prov. 10:8) The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.

(Prov. 10:17) He who heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.

(Prov. 12:1) Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.

(Prov. 12:15) The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.

(Prov. 13:1) A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.

(Prov. 13:10) Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.

(Prov. 13:13) He who scorns instruction will pay for it, but he who respects a command is rewarded.

(Prov. 13:18) He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.

(Prov. 13:24) He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.

(Prov. 15:5) A fool spurns his father’s discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.

(Prov. 15:10) Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path; he who hates correction will die.

(Prov. 15:12) A mocker resents correction; he will not consult the wise.

(Prov. 15:31-32) He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise. 32 He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding.

(Prov. 17:10) A rebuke impresses a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes a fool.

(Prov. 19:18) Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death.

(Prov. 19:20) Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise.

(Prov. 19:25) Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke a discerning man, and he will gain knowledge.

(Prov. 19:27) Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.

(Prov. 22:19) Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.

(Prov. 23:13-14) Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with the rod, he will not die. 14 Punish him with the rod and save his soul from death.

(Prov. 25:12) Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is a wise man’s rebuke to a listening ear.

(Prov. 25:15) Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone.

(Prov. 27:5-6) Better is open rebuke than hidden love. 6 Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.

(Prov. 28:23) Whoever rebukes a person will in the end gain favor rather than one who has a flattering tongue.

(Prov. 29:1) Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy.

(Eccl. 4:13) Better a poor but wise youth than an old but foolish king who no longer knows how to take warning.

(Eccl. 7:5) It is better to listen to the rebuke of a wise man than for one to listen to the song of fools.