Proverbs 15:12
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New International Version
Mockers resent correction, so they avoid the wise.

New Living Translation
Mockers hate to be corrected, so they stay away from the wise.

English Standard Version
A scoffer does not like to be reproved; he will not go to the wise.

New American Standard Bible
A scoffer does not love one who reproves him, He will not go to the wise.

King James Bible
A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A mocker doesn't love one who corrects him; he will not consult the wise.

International Standard Version
The arrogant mocker never loves the one who corrects him; he will not inquire of the wise.

NET Bible
The scorner does not love one who corrects him; he will not go to the wise.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The evil one does not love him that rebukes him, and he does not walk with the wise.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A mocker does not appreciate a warning. He will not go to wise people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A scorner loveth not to be reproved; He will not go unto the wise.

New American Standard 1977
A scoffer does not love one who reproves him,
            He will not go to the wise.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The scorner does not love the one that reproves him, neither will he go unto the wise.

King James 2000 Bible
A scoffer loves not one that reproves him: neither will he go unto the wise.

American King James Version
A scorner loves not one that reproves him: neither will he go to the wise.

American Standard Version
A scoffer loveth not to be reproved; He will not go unto the wise.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A corrupt man loveth not one that reproveth him: nor will he go to the wise.

Darby Bible Translation
A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him; he will not go unto the wise.

English Revised Version
A scorner loveth not to be reproved: he will not go unto the wise.

Webster's Bible Translation
A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go to the wise.

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

Young's Literal Translation
A scorner loveth not his reprover, Unto the wise he goeth not.
Study Bible
A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
11Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the LORD, How much more the hearts of men! 12A scoffer does not love one who reproves him, He will not go to the wise. 13A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, But when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken.…
Cross References
Proverbs 9:7
He who corrects a scoffer gets dishonor for himself, And he who reproves a wicked man gets insults for himself.

Proverbs 9:8
Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you, Reprove a wise man and he will love you.

Proverbs 13:1
A wise son accepts his father's discipline, But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.

Amos 5:10
They hate him who reproves in the gate, And they abhor him who speaks with integrity.
Treasury of Scripture

A scorner loves not one that reproves him: neither will he go to the wise.

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Proverbs 15:10 Correction is grievous to him that forsakes the way: and he that …

Proverbs 9:7,8 He that reproves a scorner gets to himself shame: and he that rebukes …

Amos 5:10 They hate him that rebukes in the gate, and they abhor him that speaks …

John 3:18-21 He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not …

John 7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hates, because I testify of …

2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; …

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(12) A scorner.--See above on Proverbs 1:22.

Verse 12. - A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him (Proverbs 9:8; Amos 5:10). For "scorner" the Vulgate has pestilens, and the Septuagint ἀπαίδευτος, "undisciplined." "Scorners" are spoken of elsewhere, as Proverbs 1:22 (where see note); they are conceited, arrogant persons, free-thinkers, indifferent to or sceptical of religion, and too self-opinionated to be open to advice or reproof. Neither will he go unto the wise, who would correct and teach him (Proverbs 13:20). Septuagint, "He will not converse (ὁμιλήσει) with the wise." He does not believe the maxim -

Σοφοῦ παρ ἀνδρὸς χρὴ σοφόν τι μανθάνειν.

"From a wise man you must some wisdom learn." A Latin adage runs -

"Argue consultum, te diliget: argue stultum
Avertet vultum, nec te dimittet iuultum."
A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him,.... He that makes a jest of religion; scoffs at godliness and godly men; treats the Gospel and the ministers of it with contempt; makes a mock at good men, and all that is good; a pestilent fellow, as the Vulgate Latin version: such an one not only does not love, for more is intended than is expressed; but hates him that reproves him, and especially if publicly, Amos 5:10; he thinks ill of him; bears him a grudge, and abhors him; and speaks evil of him, and reproaches him; and does all he can to the injury of his person and name; hence the advice of the wise man, Proverbs 9:7. Some render it, he "loves not reproving himself", or "to reprove himself" (b); he does not care to look into his own heart and ways, or to call himself to an account for what he does; nor to check himself in the pursuit of sin, nor argue with and reprove himself for it;

neither will he go unto the wise; to the private houses of wise and good men; nor to the house of wisdom, or place of public instruction, where wise dispensers of the word give good advice and counsel; scorners do not choose to go to either, lest they should be reproved for their evil ways, and be advised leave them; neither of which is agreeable to them; see John 3:20.

(b) "corripere", Gejerus. 12. (Compare Pr 9:8).

go unto the wise—to be instructed.15:11. There is nothing that can be hid from the eyes of God, not even man's thoughts. 12. A scorner cannot bear to reflect seriously within his own heart. 13. A gloomy, impatient, unthankful spirit, springing from pride and undue attachment to worldly objects, renders a man uneasy to himself and others.
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