'Reproof' in the Bible
How powerful have been upright sayings, And what doth reproof from you reprove?
For reproof -- do you reckon words? And for wind -- sayings of the desperate.
I hear a reproof putting me to shame; and my spirit answereth me by mine understanding.
The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his reproof.
And I am plagued all the day, And my reproof is every morning.
Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
Chastisement of Jehovah, my son, despise not, And be not vexed with His reproof,
And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;
For [like] a lamp [is] a commandment, and instruction [is] light, and the way of life [is the] reproof of discipline,
Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee, Give reproof to the wise, and he loveth thee.
He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.
Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.
Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.
A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.
The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.
He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.
A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.
A scorner smite, and the simple acts prudently, And give reproof to the intelligent, He understandeth knowledge.
Better is open reproof than hidden love.
A man who hardens his neck after much reproofWill suddenly be broken beyond remedy.
The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.
A poor yet wise youth is better than an old and foolish king who no longer knows how to receive instruction and counsel (friendly reproof, warning)—
Yet let no one find fault, and let none offer reproof;For your people are like those who contend with the priest.
Ephraim is for a desolation in a day of reproof, Among the tribes of Israel I have made known a sure thing.
Art not Thou of old, O Jehovah, my God, my Holy One? We do not die, O Jehovah, For judgment Thou hast appointed it, And, O Rock, for reproof Thou hast founded it.
On my charge I stand, and I station myself on a bulwark, and I watch to see what He doth speak against me, and what I do reply to my reproof.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: