Parallel Verses

World English Bible

Don't reprove a scoffer, lest he hate you. Reprove a wise man, and he will love you.

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

Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate you; reprove a wise man, 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Chasten not a scorner lest he hate thee; chasten 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.

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 who corrects a mocker invites insult. He who reproves a wicked man invites abuse. 8 Don't reprove a scoffer, lest he hate you. Reprove a wise man, and he will love you. 9 Instruct a wise man, and he will be still wiser. Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.



Cross References

Psalm 141:5

Let the righteous strike me, it is kindness; let him reprove me, it is like oil on the head; don't let my head refuse it; Yet my prayer is always against evil deeds.

Matthew 7:6

"Don't give that which is holy to the dogs, neither throw your pearls before the pigs, lest perhaps they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

Proverbs 29:1

He who is often rebuked and stiffens his neck will be destroyed suddenly, with no remedy.

Leviticus 19:17

"'You shall not hate your brother in your heart. You shall surely rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him.

Numbers 14:6-10

Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were of those who spied out the land, tore their clothes:

2 Samuel 12:7-14

Nathan said to David, "You are the man. This is what Yahweh, the God of Israel, says: 'I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you out of the hand of Saul.

1 Kings 1:23

They told the king, saying, "Behold, Nathan the prophet!" When he had come in before the king, he bowed himself before the king with his face to the ground.

1 Kings 1:32

King David said, "Call to me Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada." They came before the king.

1 Kings 22:8

The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of Yahweh, Micaiah the son of Imlah; but I hate him; for he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil." Jehoshaphat said, "Don't let the king say so."

Proverbs 13:18

Poverty and shame come to him who refuses discipline, but he who heeds correction shall be honored.

Proverbs 15:12

A scoffer doesn't love to be reproved; he will not go to the wise.

Proverbs 23:9

Don't speak in the ears of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of your words.

Proverbs 28:23

One who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor than one who flatters with the tongue.

Matthew 15:14

Leave them alone. They are blind guides of the blind. If the blind guide the blind, both will fall into a pit."

Galatians 2:11-14

But when Peter came to Antioch, I resisted him to his face, because he stood condemned.

Hebrews 6:4-8

For concerning those who were once enlightened and tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit,

2 Peter 3:15-16

Regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also, according to the wisdom given to him, wrote to you;

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