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.

King James Bible
A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.

New King James Version
A scoffer does not love one who corrects him, Nor will he go to the wise.

New American Standard Bible
A scoffer does not love one who rebukes him; He will not go to the wise.

NASB 1995
A scoffer does not love one who reproves him, He will not go to the wise.

NASB 1977
A scoffer does not love one who reproves him, He will not go to the wise.

Amplified Bible
A scoffer [unlike a wise man] resents one who rebukes him and tries to teach him; Nor will he go to the wise [for counsel and instruction].

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

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

American Standard Version
A scoffer loveth not to be reproved; He will not go unto 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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
An uninstructed person will not love those that reprove him; neither will he associate with 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A corrupt man loveth not one that reproveth him: nor will he go to the wise.

English Revised Version
A scorner loveth not to be reproved: he will not go unto the wise.

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A mocker does not appreciate a warning. He will not go to wise people.

International Standard Version
The arrogant mocker never loves the one who corrects him; he will not inquire of the wise.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A scorner loveth not to be reproved; He will not go unto the wise.

Literal Standard Version
A scorner does not love his reprover, He does not go to 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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 brings shame on himself; he who rebukes a wicked man taints himself.

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
There are those who 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.









(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."


Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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