Proverbs 9:7
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New International Version
Whoever corrects a mocker invites insults; whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse.

New Living Translation
Anyone who rebukes a mocker will get an insult in return. Anyone who corrects the wicked will get hurt.

English Standard Version
Whoever corrects a scoffer gets himself abuse, and he who reproves a wicked man incurs injury.

New American Standard Bible
He who corrects a scoffer gets dishonor for himself, And he who reproves a wicked man gets insults for himself.

King James Bible
He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who corrects a mocker will bring dishonor on himself; the one who rebukes a wicked man will get hurt.

International Standard Version
Whoever corrects a mocker invites only insult, and whoever rebukes the wicked will himself become stained.

NET Bible
Whoever corrects a mocker is asking for insult; whoever reproves a wicked person receives abuse.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
To an evil person, discipline gives disgrace, and it rebukes the vice of the evil one.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever corrects a mocker receives abuse. Whoever warns a wicked person gets hurt.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that correcteth a scorner getteth to himself shame, And he that reproveth a wicked man, it becometh unto him a blot.

New American Standard 1977
He who corrects a scoffer gets dishonor for himself,
            And he who reproves a wicked man gets insults for himself.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that chastens a scorner brings shame unto himself, and he that chastens a wicked man brings himself a blot.

King James 2000 Bible
He that reproves a scoffer gets for himself shame: and he that rebukes a wicked man gets himself injury.

American King James Version
He that reproves a scorner gets to himself shame: and he that rebukes a wicked man gets himself a blot.

American Standard Version
He that correcteth a scoffer getteth to himself reviling; And he that reproveth a wicked man getteth himself a blot.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that teacheth a scorner, doth an injury to himself: and he that rebuketh a wicked man, getteth himself a blot.

Darby Bible Translation
He that instructeth a scorner getteth to himself shame; and he that reproveth a wicked [man] [getteth] to himself a blot.

English Revised Version
He that correcteth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that reproveth a wicked man getteth himself a blot.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that reproveth a scorner, getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.

World English Bible
He who corrects a mocker invites insult. He who reproves a wicked man invites abuse.

Young's Literal Translation
The instructor of a scorner Is receiving for it -- shame, And a reprover of the wicked -- his blemish.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
9:1-12 Christ has prepared ordinances to which his people are admitted, and by which nourishment is given here to those that believe in him, as well as mansions in heaven hereafter. The ministers of the gospel go forth to invite the guests. The call is general, and shuts out none that do not shut out themselves. Our Saviour came, not to call the righteous, but sinners; not the wise in their own eyes, who say they see. We must keep from the company and foolish pleasures of the ungodly, or we never can enjoy the pleasures of a holy life. It is vain to seek the company of wicked men in the hope of doing them good; we are far more likely to be corrupted by them. It is not enough to forsake the foolish, we must join those that walk in wisdom. There is no true wisdom but in the way of religion, no true life but in the end of that way. Here is the happiness of those that embrace it. A man cannot be profitable to God; it is for our own good. Observe the shame and ruin of those who slight it. God is not the Author of sin: and Satan can only tempt, he cannot force. Thou shalt bear the loss of that which thou scornest: it will add to thy condemnation.
Study Bible
The Way of Wisdom
6"Forsake your folly and live, And proceed in the way of understanding." 7He who corrects a scoffer gets dishonor for himself, And he who reproves a wicked man gets insults for himself. 8Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you, Reprove a wise man and he will love you.…
Cross References
Job 5:17
"Behold, how happy is the man whom God reproves, So do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.

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

Proverbs 23:9
Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words.

Isaiah 36:21
But they were silent and answered him not a word; for the king's commandment was, "Do not answer him."
Treasury of Scripture

He that reproves a scorner gets to himself shame: and he that rebukes a wicked man gets himself a blot.

Proverbs 15:12 A scorner loves not one that reproves him: neither will he go to the wise.

Genesis 19:8,9 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, …

1 Kings 18:17 And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said to him, …

1 Kings 21:20 And Ahab said to Elijah, Have you found me, O my enemy? And he answered, …

1 Kings 22:24,27 But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micaiah on …

2 Chronicles 24:20-22 And the Spirit of God came on Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, …

2 Chronicles 25:15,16 Why the anger of the LORD was kindled against Amaziah, and he sent …

2 Chronicles 36:16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and …

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