11 At the end of your life, you will lament
when your physical body has been consumed,
12 and you will say, “How I hated discipline,
and how my heart despised correction.(A)
13 I didn’t obey my teachers
or listen closely[a] to my instructors.

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Footnotes

  1. 5:13 Lit or turn my ear

A fool despises his father’s discipline,
but a person who accepts correction is sensible.(A)

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31 One who[a] listens to life-giving rebukes(A)
will be at home among the wise.

32 Anyone who ignores discipline despises himself,(B)
but whoever listens to correction acquires good sense.[b](C)

33 The fear of the Lord is what wisdom teaches,
and humility comes before honor.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. 15:31 Lit An ear that
  2. 15:32 Lit acquires a heart

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