Proverbs 9:7 {8}
Good News Translation
If you correct conceited people, you will only be insulted. If you reprimand evil people, you will only get hurt.

Contemporary English Version
Correct a worthless bragger, and all you will get are insults and injuries.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Rebuke not a scorner, lest he hate thee. Rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

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Rebuke not a scorner, lest he hate thee. Rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

Proverbs 15:12 A corrupt man loveth not one that reproveth him: nor will he go to the wise.

Genesis 19:8,9 I have two daughters who, as yet, have not known man; I will bring them out to you, and abuse you them as it shall please you, so that you do no evil to these men, because they are come in under the shadow of my roof. . . .

1 Kings 18:17 And when he had seen him, he said: Art thou he that troublest Israel?

1 Kings 21:20 And Achab said to Elias: Hast thou found me thy enemy? He said: I have found thee because thou art sold, to do evil in the sight of the Lord.

1 Kings 22:24,27 And Sedecias, the son of Chanaana, came, and struck Micheas on the cheek, and said: Hath then the spirit of the Lord left me, and spoken to thee? . . .

2 Chronicles 24:20-22 The spirit of God then came upon Zacharias the son of Joiada the priest, and he stood in the sight of the people, and said to them: Thus saith the Lord God: Why transgress you the commandment of the Lord which will not be for your good, and have forsaken the Lord, to make him forsake you? . . .

2 Chronicles 25:15,16 Wherefore the Lord being angry against Amasias, sent a prophet to him, to say to him: Why hast thou adored gods that have not delivered their own people out of thy hand? . . .

2 Chronicles 36:16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused the prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against his people, and there was no remedy.

Context
The Way of Wisdom
6He that teacheth a scorner, doth an injury to himself; and he that rebuketh a wicked man, getteth himself a blot. 7Rebuke not a scorner, lest he hate thee. Rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.8Give an occasion to a wise man, and wisdom shall be added to him. Teach a just man, and he shall make haste to receive it.…
Cross References
Job 5:17
Blessed is the man whom God correcteth: refuse not, therefore, the chastising of the Lord.

Proverbs 13:1
A wise son heareth the doctrine of his father: but he that is a scorner, heareth not when he is reproved.

Proverbs 23:9
Speak not in the ears of fools: because they will despise the instruction of thy speech.

Isaiah 36:21
And they held their peace, and answered him not a word. For the king had commanded, saying: Answer him not.

Additional Translations
He who corrects a mocker will bring shame on himself; he who rebukes a wicked man will be tainted.He that reproves a scorner gets to himself shame: and he that rebukes a wicked man gets himself a blot.

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

He that reproves evil men shall get dishonour to himself; and he that rebukes an ungodly man shall disgrace himself.

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

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

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

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

The instructor of a scorner Is receiving for it -- shame, And a reprover of the wicked -- his blemish.
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