Parallel Verses

King James Version

Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke 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.

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.

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

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 reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot. 8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee. 9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.



Cross References

Psalm 141:5

Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.

Matthew 7:6

Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

Proverbs 29:1

He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

Leviticus 19:17

Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.

Numbers 14:6-10

And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of them that searched the land, rent their clothes:

2 Samuel 12:7-14

And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul;

1 Kings 1:23

And they told the king, saying, Behold Nathan the prophet. And when he was come in before the king, he bowed himself before the king with his face to the ground.

1 Kings 1:32

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

1 Kings 22:8

And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may inquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.

Proverbs 13:18

Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.

Proverbs 15:12

A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.

Proverbs 23:9

Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

Proverbs 28:23

He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.

Matthew 15:14

Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

Galatians 2:11-14

But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.

Hebrews 6:4-8

For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,

2 Peter 3:15-16

And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;

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