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Proverbs 15:5–7

5 A fool 1rejects his father’s discipline,

But he who regards reproof is sensible.

6 Great wealth is in the house of the arighteous,

But trouble is in the income of the wicked.

7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge,

But the hearts of fools are not so.

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Proverbs 15:5–7 — The New International Version (NIV)

A fool spurns a parent’s discipline,

but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.

The house of the righteous contains great treasure,

but the income of the wicked brings ruin.

The lips of the wise spread knowledge,

but the hearts of fools are not upright.

Proverbs 15:5–7 — English Standard Version (ESV)

A fool despises his father’s instruction,

but whoever heeds reproof is prudent.

In the house of the righteous there is much treasure,

but trouble befalls the income of the wicked.

The lips of the wise spread knowledge;

not so the hearts of fools.

Proverbs 15:5–7 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

A fool despiseth his father’s instruction:

But he that regardeth reproof is prudent.

In the house of the righteous is much treasure:

But in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.

The lips of the wise disperse knowledge:

But the heart of the foolish doeth not so.

Proverbs 15:5–7 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Only a fool despises a parent’s discipline;

whoever learns from correction is wise.

There is treasure in the house of the godly,

but the earnings of the wicked bring trouble.

The lips of the wise give good advice;

the heart of a fool has none to give.

Proverbs 15:5–7 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

A fool despises his father’s instruction,

But he who receives correction is prudent.

In the house of the righteous there is much treasure,

But in the revenue of the wicked is trouble.

The lips of the wise disperse knowledge,

But the heart of the fool does not do so.

Proverbs 15:5–7 — New Century Version (NCV)

Fools reject their parents’ correction,

but anyone who accepts correction is wise.

Much wealth is in the houses of good people,

but evil people get nothing but trouble.

Wise people use their words to spread knowledge,

but there is no knowledge in the thoughts of fools.

Proverbs 15:5–7 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

A fool despiseth his father’s correction;

But he that regardeth reproof getteth prudence.

In the house of the righteous is much treasure;

But in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.

The lips of the wise disperse knowledge;

But the heart of the foolish doeth not so.

Proverbs 15:5–7 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

A fool despiseth his father’s instruction; but he that regardeth reproof becometh prudent.

In the house of a righteous man is much treasure; but in the revenue of a wicked man is disturbance.

The lips of the wise disperse knowledge, but not so the heart of the foolish.

Proverbs 15:5–7 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

A stubborn fool despises his father’s discipline,

but whoever appreciates a warning shows good sense.

Great treasure is in the house of a righteous person,

but trouble comes along with the income of a wicked person.

The lips of wise people spread knowledge,

but a foolish attitude does not.

Proverbs 15:5–7 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

A fool despises his father’s discipline,

but a person who accepts correction is sensible.

The house of the righteous has great wealth,

but trouble accompanies the income of the wicked.

The lips of the wise broadcast knowledge,

but not so the heart of fools.

Proverbs 15:5–7 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

A fool despises a parent’s instruction,

but the one who heeds admonition is prudent.

In the house of the righteous there is much treasure,

but trouble befalls the income of the wicked.

The lips of the wise spread knowledge;

not so the minds of fools.

Proverbs 15:5–7 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

A fool will despise the instruction of his father,

but he who guards reproof is prudent.

In the house of the righteous there is much treasure,

but the income of the wicked brings trouble.

The lips of the wise will spread knowledge,

but the heart of fools, not so.

Proverbs 15:5–7 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

A foolish person turns his back on how his father has trained him.

But anyone who accepts being corrected shows understanding.

The houses of those who do what is right hold great wealth.

But those who do what is wrong earn only trouble.

The lips of wise people spread knowledge.

But that’s not true of the hearts of foolish people.