Proverbs 9:8
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New International Version
Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you; rebuke the wise and they will love you.

King James Bible
Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee; reprove a wise [man], and he will love thee.

World English Bible
Don't reprove a scoffer, lest he hate you. Reprove a wise man, and he will love you.

Young's Literal Translation
Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee, Give reproof to the wise, and he loveth thee.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He that reproveth a scorner - לץ lets, the person who mocks at sacred things; the libertine, the infidel; who turns the most serious things into ridicule, and, by his wit, often succeeds in rendering the person who reproves him ridiculous. Wisdom seems here to intimate that it is vain to attempt by reproof to amend such: and yet we must not suffer sin upon our neighbor; at all hazards, we must deliver our own soul. But no reproof should be given to any, but in the spirit of love and deep concern; and when they contradict and blaspheme, leave them to God.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Proverbs 23:9 Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of your words.

Proverbs 29:1 He, that being often reproved hardens his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

Numbers 14:6-10 And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of them that searched the land, rent their clothes...

1 Kings 22:8 And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may inquire of the LORD...

Matthew 7:6 Give not that which is holy to the dogs, neither cast you your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet...

Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

Hebrews 4:6-8 Seeing therefore it remains that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief...

rebuke

Proverbs 13:18 Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuses instruction: but he that regards reproof shall be honored.

Proverbs 28:23 He that rebukes a man afterwards shall find more favor than he that flatters with the tongue.

Leviticus 19:17 You shall not hate your brother in your heart: you shall in any wise rebuke your neighbor, and not suffer sin on him.

2 Samuel 12:7-14 And Nathan said to David, You are the man. Thus said the LORD God of Israel, I anointed you king over Israel...

1 Kings 1:23,32 And they told the king, saying, Behold Nathan the prophet. And when he was come in before the king...

Psalm 141:5 Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head...

Galatians 2:11-14 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed...

2 Peter 3:15,16 And account that the long-suffering of our Lord is salvation...

Library
The Temple of Wisdom
(Preached at Wellington College, All Saints' Day, 1866.) PROVERBS ix. 1-5. Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars: she hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table. She hath sent forth her maidens; she crieth upon the highest places of the city, Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and to him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled. This allegory has been
Charles Kingsley—Discipline and Other Sermons

To Pastors and Teachers
To Pastors and Teachers If all who laboured for the conversion of others were to introduce them immediately into Prayer and the Interior Life, and make it their main design to gain and win over the heart, numberless as well as permanent conversions would certainly ensue. On the contrary, few and transient fruits must attend that labour which is confined to outward matters; such as burdening the disciple with a thousand precepts for external exercises, instead of leaving the soul to Christ by the
Madame Guyon—A Short and Easy Method of Prayer

Cross References
Matthew 7:6
"Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

Psalm 141:5
Let a righteous man strike me--that is a kindness; let him rebuke me--that is oil on my head. My head will not refuse it, for my prayer will still be against the deeds of evildoers.

Proverbs 10:8
The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.

Proverbs 13:1
A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not respond to rebukes.

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

Proverbs 19:25
Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke the discerning, and they will gain knowledge.

Isaiah 36:21
But the people remained silent and said nothing in reply, because the king had commanded, "Do not answer him."

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