Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Reprove not a scorner, lest he owe thee evil will: but 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.

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.

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 Whoso reproveth a scornful person, getteth himself dishonour: and he that rebuketh the ungodly, staineth himself. 8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he owe thee evil will: but rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee. 9 Give a discrete man but an occasion, and he will be the wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase.



Cross References

Psalm 141:5

Let the righteous rather smite me friendly, and reprove me: so will I take it as though he had poured oil on my head; it shall not hurt my head. Yea, I will pray yet for their wickedness.

Matthew 7:6

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

Proverbs 29:1

He that is stiff necked and will not be reformed, shall suddenly be destroyed without any help.

Leviticus 19:17

Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart but shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour: that thou bear not sin for his sake.

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

Then Nathan said to David, "Thou art the man. Thus sayeth the LORD God of Israel, 'I anointed thee king over Israel and rid thee out of the hands of Saul.

1 Kings 1:23

And they told the king, saying, "Here cometh Nathan the prophet." And when he was come before the king, he made obeisance unto the king upon his face unto the ground,

1 Kings 1:32

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

1 Kings 22:8

And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "There is yet one, by whom we may ask counsel of the LORD: one Micaiah the son of Imlah. But I hate him: for he never prophesieth good unto me, but evil." And Jehoshaphat said, "Let not the king say so."

Proverbs 13:18

He that thinketh scorn to be reformed, cometh to poverty and shame; but whoso receiveth correction, shall come to honour.

Proverbs 15:12

A scornful body loveth not one that rebuketh him; neither will he come among the wise.

Proverbs 23:9

Tell nothing into the ears of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

Proverbs 28:23

He that rebuketh a man, shall find more favour at the last, than he that flattereth him.

Matthew 15:14

Let them alone, they be the blind leaders of the blind. If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch."

Galatians 2:11-14

And when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him in the face, for he was worthy to be blamed.

Hebrews 6:4-8

For it is not possible that they which were once lighted, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were become partakers of the holy ghost,

2 Peter 3:15-16

And suppose that the long suffering of the Lord is salvation, even as our dearly beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given unto him, wrote to you,

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