Reproving People

Most Relevant Verses

Proverbs 6:23

For the commandment is a lamp, and the whole teaching [of the law] is light, and reproofs of discipline are the way of life,

Jeremiah 2:19

Your own wickedness shall chasten and correct you, and your backslidings and desertion of faith shall reprove you. Know therefore and recognize that this is an evil and bitter thing: [first,] you have forsaken the Lord your God; [second,] you are indifferent to Me and the fear of Me is not in you, says the Lord of hosts.

Titus 1:13

And this account of them is [really] true. Because it is [true], rebuke them sharply [deal sternly, even severely with them], so that they may be sound in the faith and free from error,

Proverbs 24:25

But to those [upright judges] who rebuke the wicked, it will go well with them and they will find delight, and a good blessing will be upon them.

Proverbs 9:8-9

Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you. Give instruction to a wise man and he will be yet wiser; teach a righteous man (one upright and in right standing with God) and he will increase in learning.

Luke 17:3

Pay attention and always be on your guard [looking out for one another]. If your brother sins (misses the mark), solemnly tell him so and reprove him, and if he repents (feels sorry for having sinned), forgive him.

2 Timothy 4:2

Herald and preach the Word! Keep your sense of urgency [stand by, be at hand and ready], whether the opportunity seems to be favorable or unfavorable. [Whether it is convenient or inconvenient, whether it is welcome or unwelcome, you as preacher of the Word are to show people in what way their lives are wrong.] And convince them, rebuking and correcting, warning and urging and encouraging them, being unflagging and inexhaustible in patience and teaching.

Proverbs 1:23

If you will turn (repent) and give heed to my reproof, behold, I [ Wisdom] will pour out my spirit upon you, I will make my words known to you.

Jeremiah 30:11

For I am with you, says the Lord, to save you; for I will make a full and complete end of all the nations to which I have scattered you, but I will not make a full and complete end of you. But I will correct you in measure and with judgment and will in no sense hold you guiltless or leave you unpunished.

1 Thessalonians 5:12

Now also we beseech you, brethren, get to know those who labor among you [recognize them for what they are, acknowledge and appreciate and respect them all] -- "your leaders who are over you in the Lord and those who warn and kindly reprove and exhort you.

Proverbs 13:18

Poverty and shame come to him who refuses instruction and correction, but he who heeds reproof is honored.

Proverbs 15:31

The ear that listens to the reproof [that leads to or gives] life will remain among the wise.

Proverbs 15:32

He who refuses and ignores instruction and correction despises himself, but he who heeds reproof gets understanding.

Proverbs 19:25

Strike a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; reprove a man of understanding, and he will increase in knowledge.

Leviticus 19:17

You shall not hate your brother in your heart; but you shall surely rebuke your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him.

Proverbs 17:10

A reproof enters deeper into a man of understanding than a hundred lashes into a [self-confident] fool.

Proverbs 28:23

He who rebukes a man shall afterward find more favor than he who flatters with the tongue.

Ecclesiastes 7:5

It is better for a man to hear the rebuke of the wise than to hear the song of fools.

Proverbs 9:7-8

He who rebukes a scorner heaps upon himself abuse, and he who reproves a wicked man gets for himself bruises. Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you.

Job 6:26

Do you imagine your words to be an argument, but the speeches of one who is desperate to be as wind?

Amos 5:10

They hate him who reproves in the [city] gate [holding him as an abomination and rejecting his rebuke], and they abhor him who speaks uprightly.

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