Proverbs 15:12
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.

Berean Study Bible
A mocker does not love to be reproved, nor will he consult 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.

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

Contemporary English Version
Those who sneer at others don't like to be corrected, and they won't ask help from someone with sense.

Good News Translation
Conceited people do not like to be corrected; they never ask for advice from those who are wiser.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
An uninstructed person will not love those that reprove him; neither will he associate with 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 mocker does not love to be reproved, nor will he consult the wise. 13A joyful heart makes a cheerful countenance, but sorrow of the heart crushes the spirit.…
Cross References
Proverbs 9:7
He who corrects a mocker will bring shame on himself; he who rebukes a wicked man will be tainted.

Proverbs 9:8
Do not rebuke a mocker or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.

Proverbs 13:1
A wise son heeds his father's discipline, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.

Amos 5:10
you hate the one who reproves in the gate and despise him who speaks with integrity.

Treasury of Scripture

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

scorner

Proverbs 15:10
Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.

Proverbs 9:7,8
He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot…

Amos 5:10
They hate him that rebuketh in the gate, and they abhor him that speaketh uprightly.

neither

2 Chronicles 18:7
And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, by whom we may inquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he never prophesied good unto me, but always evil: the same is Micaiah the son of Imla. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.

Job 21:14
Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.







Lexicon
A mocker
לֵ֭ץ (lêṣ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3887: Ambassador, have in derision, interpreter, make a mock, mocker

does not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

love
יֶאֱהַב־ (ye·’ĕ·haḇ-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 157: To have affection f

to be reproved,
הוֹכֵ֣חַֽ (hō·w·ḵê·aḥ)
Verb - Hifil - Infinitive absolute
Strong's Hebrew 3198: To be right, reciprocal, to argue, to decide, justify, convict

nor will he
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

consult
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the wise.
חֲ֝כָמִ֗ים (ḥă·ḵā·mîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2450: Wise
(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."
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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