Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He who corrects a scoffer gets dishonor for himself, And he who reproves a wicked man gets insults for himself.

King James Version

He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.

Holman Bible

The one who corrects a mocker will bring dishonor on himself; the one who rebukes a wicked man will get hurt.

International Standard Version

Whoever corrects a mocker invites only insult, and whoever rebukes the wicked will himself become stained.

A Conservative Version

He who corrects a scoffer gets himself reviling. And he who reproves a wicked man [gets] himself a bruise.

American Standard Version

He that correcteth a scoffer getteth to himself reviling; And he that reproveth a wicked man getteth himself a blot.

Amplified

He who rebukes a scorner heaps upon himself abuse, and he who reproves a wicked man gets for himself bruises.

Bible in Basic English

He who gives teaching to a man of pride gets shame for himself; he who says sharp words to a sinner gets a bad name.

Darby Translation

He that instructeth a scorner getteth to himself shame; and he that reproveth a wicked man getteth to himself a blot.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that chastens a scorner brings shame unto himself, and he that chastens a wicked man brings himself a blot.

Julia Smith Translation

He instructing him mocking received to himself dishonor: and he reproving to the unjust one, his blemish.

King James 2000

He that reproves a scoffer gets for himself shame: and he that rebukes a wicked man gets himself injury.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who corrects a scoffer gains abuse for himself, and he who rebukes the wicked {gets hurt}.

Modern King James verseion

One rebuking a scorner gets shame to himself; and one rebuking a wicked one gets himself a blemish.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whoso reproveth a scornful person, getteth himself dishonour: and he that rebuketh the ungodly, staineth himself.

NET Bible

Whoever corrects a mocker is asking for insult; whoever reproves a wicked person receives abuse.

New Heart English Bible

He who corrects a mocker invites insult. He who reproves a wicked man invites abuse.

The Emphasized Bible

He that rebuketh a scoffer, getteth to himself contempt, and, he that reproveth a lawless man, getteth to himself his shame.

Webster

He that reproveth a scorner, getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.

World English Bible

He who corrects a mocker invites insult. He who reproves a wicked man invites abuse.

Youngs Literal Translation

The instructor of a scorner Is receiving for it -- shame, And a reprover of the wicked -- his blemish.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

קלון 
Qalown 
Usage: 17

and he that rebuketh
יכח 
Yakach 
Usage: 59

רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

References

Easton

Context Readings

Wisdom Prolongs Life

6 "Forsake your folly and live, And proceed in the way of understanding." 7 He who corrects a scoffer gets dishonor for himself, And he who reproves a wicked man gets insults for himself. 8 Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you, Reprove a wise man and he will love you.



Cross References

Genesis 19:8-9

"Now behold, I have two daughters who have not had relations with man; please let me bring them out to you, and do to them whatever you like; only do nothing to these men, inasmuch as they have come under the shelter of my roof."

1 Kings 18:17

When Ahab saw Elijah, Ahab said to him, "Is this you, you troubler of Israel?"

1 Kings 21:20

Ahab said to Elijah, "Have you found me, O my enemy?" And he answered, "I have found you, because you have sold yourself to do evil in the sight of the LORD.

1 Kings 22:24

Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came near and struck Micaiah on the cheek and said, "How did the Spirit of the LORD pass from me to speak to you?"

1 Kings 22:27

and say, 'Thus says the king, "Put this man in prison and feed him sparingly with bread and water until I return safely."'"

2 Chronicles 24:20-22

Then the Spirit of God came on Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest; and he stood above the people and said to them, "Thus God has said, 'Why do you transgress the commandments of the LORD and do not prosper? Because you have forsaken the LORD, He has also forsaken you.'"

2 Chronicles 25:15-16

Then the anger of the LORD burned against Amaziah, and He sent him a prophet who said to him, "Why have you sought the gods of the people who have not delivered their own people from your hand?"

2 Chronicles 36:16

but they continually mocked the messengers of God, despised His words and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against His people, until there was no remedy.

Proverbs 15:12

A scoffer does not love one who reproves him, He will not go to the wise.

Proverbs 23:9

Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words.

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