New Living Translation
If you punish a mocker, the simpleminded will learn a lesson; if you correct the wise, they will be all the wiser.
King James Bible
Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.
Darby Bible Translation
Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware; reprove the intelligent, and he will understand knowledge.
World English Bible
Flog a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke one who has understanding, and he will gain knowledge.
Young's Literal Translation
A scorner smite, and the simple acts prudently, And give reproof to the intelligent, He understandeth knowledge.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
19:25 Scorner - An obstinate and impudent transgressor. Simple - Who sin thro' ignorance, being possibly drawn to it by the scorner's evil counsel or example. Reprove - A verbal reproof will be more effectual for his reformation, than the severest punishments will be to a scorner.
LibraryThe Wrath of God
What does every sin deserve? God's wrath and curse, both in this life, and in that which is to come. Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire.' Matt 25: 41. Man having sinned, is like a favourite turned out of the king's favour, and deserves the wrath and curse of God. He deserves God's curse. Gal 3: 10. As when Christ cursed the fig-tree, it withered; so, when God curses any, he withers in his soul. Matt 21: 19. God's curse blasts wherever it comes. He deserves also God's wrath, which is …
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments
The Unity of God
Man's Misery by the Fall
Covenanting According to the Purposes of God.
Let the godly strike me! It will be a kindness! If they correct me, it is soothing medicine. Don't let me refuse it. But I pray constantly against the wicked and their deeds.
Anyone who rebukes a mocker will get an insult in return. Anyone who corrects the wicked will get hurt.
So don't bother correcting mockers; they will only hate you. But correct the wise, and they will love you.
If you punish a mocker, the simpleminded become wise; if you instruct the wise, they will be all the wiser.
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