Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Or, a reproof aweth more a wise man, than to strike a fool an hundred times
Reprove not a scoffer, lest he hate thee. Reprove a wise man, and he will love thee.
A wise son [hears] his father's instruction, but a scoffer listens not to rebuke.
A fool despises his father's correction, but he who regards reproof gets prudence.
Smite a scoffer, and a simple man will learn prudence. And reprove him who has understanding, [and] he will understand knowledge.
Though thou should pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, yet his foolishness will not depart from him.
A servant will not be corrected by words, for though he understands, he will not give heed.
Let a righteous man smite me, [as] a kindness. And let him reprove me, [as] oil upon the head. Let not my head refuse it. For even in their wickedness my prayer shall continue.
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Be zealous therefore, and repent.