Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you, Reprove a wise man and he will love you.

King James Version

Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

Holman Bible

Don't rebuke a mocker, or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.

International Standard Version

Don't rebuke a mocker or he will hate you. Rebuke a wise person, and he will love you.

A Conservative Version

Reprove not a scoffer, lest he hate thee. Reprove a wise man, and he will love thee.

American Standard Version

Reprove not a scoffer, lest he hate thee: Reprove a wise man, and he will love thee.

Amplified

Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you.

Bible in Basic English

Do not say sharp words to a man of pride, or he will have hate for you; make them clear to a wise man, and you will be dear to him.

Darby Translation

Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee; reprove a wise man, and he will love thee.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Chasten not a scorner lest he hate thee; chasten a wise man, and he will love thee.

Julia Smith Translation

Thou shalt not reprove him mocking, lest he shall hate thee: reprove to the wise one and he will love thee.

King James 2000

Reprove not a scoffer, lest he hate you: rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Do not rebuke a scoffer, lest he hate you; rebuke the wise and he will love you.

Modern King James verseion

Do not reprove a scorner, lest he hate you; give to a wise man, and he will love you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Reprove not a scorner, lest he owe thee evil will: but rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

NET Bible

Do not reprove a mocker or he will hate you; reprove a wise person and he will love you.

New Heart English Bible

Do not reprove a scoffer, lest he hate you. Reprove a wise man, and he will love you.

The Emphasized Bible

Do not reprove a scoffer, lest he hate thee, Reprove a wise man, and he will love thee.

Webster

Reprove not a scorner, lest he shall hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

World English Bible

Don't reprove a scoffer, lest he hate you. Reprove a wise man, and he will love you.

Youngs Literal Translation

Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee, Give reproof to the wise, and he loveth thee.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
not a scorner
לוּץ 
Luwts 
Usage: 27

שׂנא 
Sane' 
Usage: 145

חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

and he will love
אהב אהב 
'ahab 
Usage: 212

References

Fausets

Context Readings

Wisdom Prolongs Life

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. 9 Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser, Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning.



Cross References

Psalm 141:5

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.

Matthew 7:6

"Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

Proverbs 29:1

A man who hardens his neck after much reproof Will suddenly be broken beyond remedy.

Leviticus 19:17

'You shall not hate your fellow countryman in your heart; you may surely reprove your neighbor, but shall not incur sin because of him.

Numbers 14:6-10

Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, of those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes;

2 Samuel 12:7-14

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.

1 Kings 1:23

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.

1 Kings 1:32

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.

1 Kings 22:8

The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the LORD, but I hate him, because he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. He is Micaiah son of Imlah." But Jehoshaphat said, "Let not the king say so."

Proverbs 13:18

Poverty and shame will come to him who neglects discipline, But he who regards reproof will be honored.

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.

Proverbs 28:23

He who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor Than he who flatters with the tongue.

Matthew 15:14

"Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind And if a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit."

Galatians 2:11-14

But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned.

Hebrews 6:4-8

For in the case of those who have once been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit,

2 Peter 3:15-16

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,

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