He who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor
Than he who flatters with the tongue.
Better is open rebuke
Than love that is concealed.
“If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother.
Nathan then said to David, “You are the man! Thus says the Lord God of Israel, ‘It is I who anointed you king over Israel and it is I who delivered you from the hand of Saul.
They told the king, saying, “Here is Nathan the prophet.” And when he came in before the king, he prostrated himself before the king with his face to the ground.
Then King David said, “Call to me Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada.” And they came into the king’s presence.
Let the righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me;
It is oil upon the head;
Do not let my head refuse it,
For still my prayer is against their wicked deeds.
A man who flatters his neighbor
Is spreading a net for his steps.
But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned.
and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you,