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!(A)
13 I would not obey my teachers
    or turn my ear to my instructors.
14 And I was soon in serious trouble(B)
    in the assembly of God’s people.”(C)

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Whoever corrects a mocker invites insults;
    whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse.(A)
Do not rebuke mockers(B) or they will hate you;
    rebuke the wise and they will love you.(C)
Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still;
    teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.(D)

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13 A wise son heeds his father’s instruction,
    but a mocker does not respond to rebukes.(A)

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18 Whoever disregards discipline comes to poverty and shame,(A)
    but whoever heeds correction is honored.(B)

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A fool spurns a parent’s discipline,
    but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.(A)

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10 Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path;
    the one who hates correction will die.(A)

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12 Mockers resent correction,(A)
    so they avoid the wise.

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32 Those who disregard discipline despise themselves,(A)
    but the one who heeds correction gains understanding.(B)

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