Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Ecclesiastes 7:5 in English Standard Version "It is better for a man to hear the rebuke of the wise than to hear the song of fools." Ps 141:5 Let a righteous man strike me—it is a kindness; let him rebuke me—it is oil for my head; let my head not refuse it. Yet my prayer is continually against their evil deeds. Pr 13:18 Poverty and disgrace come to him who ignores instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is honored. Pr 15:31 The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise.