Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Proverbs 15:5 in English Standard Version "A fool despises his father’s instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is prudent." Ps 107:11 for they had rebelled against the words of God, and spurned the counsel of the Most High. Pr 10:1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother. Pr 13:18 Poverty and disgrace come to him who ignores instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is honored.