'Reproof' in the Bible
How forcible are words of straightforward speech! But what does your arguing argue and prove or your reproof reprove?
I have heard the reproof which puts me to shame, but out of my understanding my spirit answers me.
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.
And you treated as nothing all my counsel and would accept none of my reproof,
Would accept none of my counsel, and despised all my reproof,
My son, do not despise or shrink from the chastening of the Lord [His correction by punishment or by subjection to suffering or trial]; neither be weary of or impatient about or loathe or abhor His reproof,
And you say, How I hated instruction and discipline, and my heart despised reproof!
He who heeds instruction and correction is [not only himself] in the way of life [but also] is a way of life for others. And he who neglects or refuses reproof [not only himself] goes astray [but also] causes to err and is a path toward ruin for others.
Whoever loves instruction and correction loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is like a brute beast, stupid and indiscriminating.
Poverty and shame come to him who refuses instruction and correction, but he who heeds reproof is honored.
A fool despises his father's instruction and correction, but he who regards reproof acquires prudence.
There is severe discipline for him who forsakes God's way; and he who hates reproof will die [physically, morally, and spiritually].
The ear that listens to the reproof [that leads to or gives] life will remain among the wise.
He who refuses and ignores instruction and correction despises himself, but he who heeds reproof gets understanding.
A reproof enters deeper into a man of understanding than a hundred lashes into a [self-confident] fool.
The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left undisciplined brings his mother to shame.
Better is a poor and wise youth than an old and foolish king who no longer knows how to receive counsel (friendly reproof and warning) -- "
Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God's will in thought, purpose, and action),