Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
Say nothing in the hearing of a foolish man, for he will put no value on the wisdom of your words.
A man hating sharp words and making his heart hard, will suddenly be broken and will not be made well again.
And Joshua, the son of Nun, and Caleb, the son of Jephunneh, two of those who had been to see the land, giving signs of grief,
1 Kings 22:8
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, There is still one man by whom we may get directions from the Lord, Micaiah, son of Imlah; but I have no love for him, for he is a prophet of evil to me and not of good. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.
Do not give that which is holy to the dogs, or put your jewels before pigs, for fear that they will be crushed under foot by the pigs whose attack will then be made against you.
Let them be: they are blind guides. And if a blind man is guiding a blind man, the two will go falling into a hole together.
As for those who at one time saw the light, tasting the good things from heaven, and having their part in the Holy Spirit,
But Herod the king, because John had made a protest on account of Herodias, his brother's wife, and other evil things which Herod had done,