Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

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


Do not correct a scoffer [who foolishly ridicules and takes no responsibility for his error] or he will hate you;
Correct a wise man [who learns from his error], 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.

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.

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

lest he hate
שׂנא 
Sane' 
Usage: 145

a wise man
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

and he will love
אהב אהב 
'ahab 
Usage: 212

References

Fausets

Context Readings

Wisdom Prolongs Life

7 He that rebuketh a scoffer, getteth to himself contempt, and, he that reproveth a lawless man, getteth to himself his shame. 8 Do not reprove a scoffer, lest he hate thee, Reprove a wise man, and he will love thee. 9 Give to a wise man, and he will be wiser still, Inform a righteous man, and he will increase learning.



Cross References

Psalm 141:5

Let a righteous man smite me - a lovingkindness, that he should correct me, an oil for the head which let not my head refuse! For, yet, even my prayer, shall be in their calamities.

Matthew 7:6

Do not give what is holy unto dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, - lest once they trample, them, down with their feet, and, turning, tear, you.

Proverbs 29:1

He that being often reproved stiffeneth his neck, suddenly shall be hurt, and there be no healing.

Leviticus 19:17

Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thy heart, - Thou shalt, faithfully reprove, thy neighbour, and not countenance him in sin:

Numbers 14:6-10

But, Joshua son of Nun, and Caleb son of Jephunneh, of them who spied out the land, rent their clothes;

2 Samuel 12:7-14

Then said Nathan unto David: Thou, art the man! Thus, saith Yahweh, God of Israel - I, anointed thee to be king over Israel, and, I, delivered thee out of the hand of Saul;

1 Kings 1:23

So they told the king, saying, Lo! Nathan the prophet! And, when he had come in before the king, he bowed himself down to the king with his face to the ground.

1 Kings 1:32

Then said King David - Call me Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah son of Jehoiada. And they came in before the king.

1 Kings 22:8

And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, Besides, is a certain man, by whom we might seek Yahweh, but, I, hate him, for he is never moved to prophesy concerning me anything good, only evil, Micaiah, son of Imlah. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.

Proverbs 13:18

Poverty and contempt, are for him that neglecteth correction, but, he that regardeth reproof, shall be honoured.

Proverbs 15:12

A scoffer, loveth not, one who reproveth him, unto the wise, doth he not go.

Proverbs 23:9

In the ears of a dullard, do not speak, for he will despise the good sense of thy words.

Proverbs 28:23

He that reproveth a man, shall, afterwards, find more, favour, than he that useth a flattering tongue.

Matthew 15:14

Let them alone! they are, blind leaders; and, if the, blind, lead the, blind, both, into a ditch, will fall.

Galatians 2:11-14

But, when Cephas came unto Antioch, to the face, even , him, I resisted, because he stood condemned;

Hebrews 6:4-8

For it is impossible - as to these who have been, once for all, illuminated, who have tasted also of the heavenly free-gift, and have been made, partners, in a Holy Spirit,

2 Peter 3:15-16

And account, our Lord's long suffering, to be salvation: - even as, our beloved brother Paul also, according to the wisdom given unto him, hath written unto you;

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