Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Open rebuke is better than secret love.

Bible References

General references

Proverbs 28:23
He who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor
Than he who flatters with the tongue.
Leviticus 19:17
‘You shall not hate your fellow countryman in your heart; you may surely reprove your neighbor, but shall not incur sin because of him.
Matthew 18:15
If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother.
Galatians 2:14
But when I saw that they were not straightforward about the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas in the presence of all, “If you, being a Jew, live like the Gentiles and not like the Jews, how is it that you compel the Gentiles to live like Jews?
1 Timothy 5:20
Those who continue in sin, rebuke in the presence of all, so that the rest also will be fearful of sinning.