Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Open rebuke is better than secret love.

Bible References

General references

Proverbs 28:23
He who rebukes a person will afterward find [more] favor than he who flatters [with the] tongue.
Leviticus 19:17
" 'You shall not hate your brother in your heart; you shall surely rebuke your fellow citizen, so that you do not incur sin {along with} him.
Matthew 18:15
"Now if your brother sins against you, go correct him between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.
Galatians 2:14
But when I saw that they were not being straightforward with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas in the presence of [them] all, "If you, [although you] are a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you try to compel the Gentiles to live like Jews?"
1 Timothy 5:20
Reprove those who sin in the presence of all, in order that the rest also may experience fear.