18 occurrences

'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.

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,

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.

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.

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) -- "

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Definition
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גּערה 
G@`arah 
Usage: 15

תּוכחת תּוכחה 
Towkechah 
Usage: 28

ἔλεγχος 
Elegchos 
Usage: 2