Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

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.

Amplified


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

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.

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

a wicked
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

References

Easton

Context Readings

Wisdom Prolongs Life

6 Leave off, ye simple ones, and live; And walk in the way of understanding. 7 He that correcteth a scoffer getteth to himself reviling; And he that reproveth a wicked man getteth himself a blot. 8 Reprove not a scoffer, lest he hate thee: Reprove a wise man, and he will love thee.



Cross References

Genesis 19:8-9

Behold now, I have two daughters that have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing, forasmuch as they are come under the shadow of my roof.

1 Kings 18:17

And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Is it thou, thou troubler of Israel?

1 Kings 21:20

And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy? And he answered, I have found thee, because thou hast sold thyself to do that which is evil in the sight of Jehovah.

1 Kings 22:24

Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of Jehovah from me to speak unto thee?

1 Kings 22:27

and say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace.

2 Chronicles 24:20-22

And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest; and he stood above the people, and said unto them, Thus saith God, Why transgress ye the commandments of Jehovah, so that ye cannot prosper? because ye have forsaken Jehovah, he hath also forsaken you.

2 Chronicles 25:15-16

Wherefore the anger of Jehovah was kindled against Amaziah, and he sent unto him a prophet, who said unto him, Why hast thou sought after the gods of the people, which have not delivered their own people out of thy hand?

2 Chronicles 36:16

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

Proverbs 15:12

A scoffer loveth not to be reproved; He will not go unto the wise.

Proverbs 23:9

Speak not in the hearing of a fool; For he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

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