Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

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 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.

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 Forsake ignorance, and ye shall live: and see that ye go in the way of understanding." 7 Whoso reproveth a scornful person, getteth himself dishonour: and he that rebuketh the ungodly, staineth himself. 8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he owe thee evil will: but rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.



Cross References

Genesis 19:8-9

Behold, I have two daughters which have known no man; them will I bring out unto you: do with them as it seemeth you good: Only unto these men do nothing, for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof."

1 Kings 18:17

And when Ahab saw Elijah, he said unto him, "Art thou he that troubleth Israel?"

1 Kings 21:20

And Ahab said to Elijah, "Hast thou found me thine enemy at any time?" And he said, "Yea, because thou art utterly given to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD.

1 Kings 22:24

Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said, "How is the spirit of the LORD gone from me, to speak in thee?"

1 Kings 22:27

and say, 'Thus sayeth the king. Put ye this fellow in the prison house and feed him with bread and water straightly, until I return in peace.'"

2 Chronicles 24:20-22

And the spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, and he stepped up above the people and said to them, "Thus sayeth God: 'Why transgress ye the commandments of the LORD? Ye shall therefore not prosper, but as ye have forsaken him, so shall he forsake you.'"

2 Chronicles 25:15-16

Wherefore the LORD was wroth with Amaziah and sent to him a prophet, and said to him, "Why seekest thou the gods of the people which were not able to deliver their own people out of thine hands?"

2 Chronicles 36:16

But they mocked the messengers of God and despised their words and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD so arose against his people that it was past remedy.

Proverbs 15:12

A scornful body loveth not one that rebuketh him; neither will he come among the wise.

Proverbs 23:9

Tell nothing into the ears of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

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