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Proverbs 5:11–14

11  and at the end of your life you kgroan,

when your flesh and body are consumed,

12  and you say, l“How I hated discipline,

and my heart mdespised reproof!

13  I did not listen to the voice of my teachers

or incline my ear to my instructors.

14  nI am at the brink of utter ruin

in the assembled congregation.”

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Proverbs 5:11–14 — The New International Version (NIV)

11 At the end of your life you will groan,

when your flesh and body are spent.

12 You will say, “How I hated discipline!

How my heart spurned correction!

13 I would not obey my teachers

or turn my ear to my instructors.

14 And I was soon in serious trouble

in the assembly of God’s people.”

Proverbs 5:11–14 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

11 And thou mourn at the last,

When thy flesh and thy body are consumed,

12 And say, How have I hated instruction,

And my heart despised reproof;

13 And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers,

Nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!

14 I was almost in all evil

In the midst of the congregation and assembly.

Proverbs 5:11–14 — New Living Translation (NLT)

11 In the end you will groan in anguish

when disease consumes your body.

12 You will say, “How I hated discipline!

If only I had not ignored all the warnings!

13 Oh, why didn’t I listen to my teachers?

Why didn’t I pay attention to my instructors?

14 I have come to the brink of utter ruin,

and now I must face public disgrace.”

Proverbs 5:11–14 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

11 And you mourn at last,

When your flesh and your body are consumed,

12 And say:

“How I have hated instruction,

And my heart despised correction!

13 I have not obeyed the voice of my teachers,

Nor inclined my ear to those who instructed me!

14 I was on the verge of total ruin,

In the midst of the assembly and congregation.”

Proverbs 5:11–14 — New Century Version (NCV)

11 You will groan at the end of your life

when your health is gone.

12 Then you will say, “I hated being told what to do!

I would not listen to correction!

13 I would not listen to my teachers

or pay attention to my instructors.

14 I came close to being completely ruined

in front of a whole group of people.”

Proverbs 5:11–14 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

11 And thou mourn at thy latter end,

When thy flesh and thy body are consumed,

12 And say, How have I hated instruction,

And my heart despised reproof;

13 Neither have I obeyed the voice of my teachers,

Nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!

14 I was well-nigh in all evil

In the midst of the assembly and congregation.

Proverbs 5:11–14 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

11 and thou mourn in thine end, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed; 12 and thou say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof! 13 and I have not hearkened unto the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to those that instructed me; 14 I was well nigh in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly.

Proverbs 5:11–14 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

11 Then you will groan when your end comes,

when your body and flesh are consumed.

You will say,

12 “Oh, how I hated discipline!

How my heart despised correction!

13 I didn’t listen to what my teachers said to me,

nor did I keep my ear open to my instructors.

14 I almost reached total ruin

in the assembly and in the congregation.”

Proverbs 5:11–14 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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.

13 I didn’t obey my teachers

or listen closely to my mentors.

14 I am on the verge of complete ruin

before the entire community.”

Proverbs 5:11–14 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

11 and at the end of your life you will groan,

when your flesh and body are consumed,

12 and you say, “Oh, how I hated discipline,

and my heart despised reproof!

13 I did not listen to the voice of my teachers

or incline my ear to my instructors.

14 Now I am at the point of utter ruin

in the public assembly.”

Proverbs 5:11–14 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

11 and you groan at your end,

when your flesh and body are consumed,

12 and say “How I hated discipline,

and I despised reproof!”

13 and “I did not listen to the voice of my teachers,

and I did not incline my ear to my instructors!

14 I was almost at utter ruin

in the midst of the assembly and congregation.”

Proverbs 5:11–14 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

11 At the end of your life you will groan.

Your skin and your body will be worn out.

12 You will say, “How I hated to take advice!

How my heart refused to be corrected!

13 I would not obey my teachers.

I wouldn’t listen to those who taught me.

14 I was almost totally destroyed.

It happened right in front of the whole community.”

Proverbs 5:11–14 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

11 And you groan at your final end,

When your flesh and your body are consumed;

12 And you say, “How I have hated instruction!

And my heart spurned reproof!

13 “I have not listened to the voice of my teachers,

Nor inclined my ear to my instructors!

14 “I was almost in utter ruin

In the midst of the assembly and congregation.”