Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you, Reprove a wise man and he will love you.
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.
“ 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.
A man who hardens his neck after much reproof Will suddenly be broken beyond remedy.
‘You shall not hate your fellow countryman in your heart; you may surely reprove your neighbor, but shall not incur sin because of him.
Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, of those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes;
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.
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.”
Poverty and shame will come to him who neglects discipline, But he who regards reproof will be honored.
A scoffer does not love one who reproves him, He will not go to the wise.
Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words.
He who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor Than he who flatters with the tongue.
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.”
But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned.
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,
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,