Proverbs 9:8 {9}
Good News Translation
Never correct conceited people; they will hate you for it. But if you correct the wise, they will respect you.

Contemporary English Version
Any bragger you correct will only hate you. But if you correct someone who has common sense, you will be loved.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Give 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.

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Give 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.

reprove

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

Proverbs 29:1 The man that with a stiff neck despiseth him that reproveth him, shall suddenly be destroyed: and health shall not follow him.

Numbers 14:6-10 But Josue the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephone, who themselves also had viewed the land, rent their garments, . . .

1 Kings 22:8 And the king of Israel said to Josaphat. There is one man left, by whom we may inquire of the Lord; Micheas, the son of Jemla: but I hate him, for he doth not prophecy good to me, but evil. And Josaphat said: Speak not so, O king.

Matthew 7:6 Give not that which is holy to dogs; neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest perhaps they trample them under their feet, and turning upon you, they tear you.

Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they are blind, and leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both fall into the pit.

Hebrews 4:6-8 Seeing then it remaineth that some are to enter into it, and they to whom it was first preached did not enter because of unbelief: . . .

rebuke

Proverbs 13:18 Poverty and shame to him that refuseth instruction: but he that yieldeth to reproof shall be glorified.

Proverbs 28:23 He that rebuketh a man, shall afterward find favour with him, more than he that by a flattering tongue deceiveth him.

Leviticus 19:17 Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thy heart: But reprove him openly, lest thou incur sin through him.

2 Samuel 12:7-14 And Nathan said to David: Thou art the man. Thus saith the Lord the God of Israel: I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee from the hand of Saul, . . .

1 Kings 1:23,32 And they told the king, saying: Nathan, the prophet, is here. And when he was come in before the king, and had worshipped, bowing down to the ground, . . .

Psalm 141:5 The just man shall correct me in mercy, and shall reprove me: but let not the oil of the sinner fatten my head. For my prayer shall still be against the things with which they are well pleased:

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

2 Peter 3:15,16 And account the longsuffering of our Lord, salvation: as also our most dear brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, hath written to you: . . .

Context
The Way of Wisdom
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.9The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is prudence.…
Cross References
Matthew 7:6
Give not that which is holy to dogs; neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest perhaps they trample them under their feet, and turning upon you, they tear you.

Psalm 141:5
The just man shall correct me in mercy, and shall reprove me: but let not the oil of the sinner fatten my head. For my prayer shall still be against the things with which they are well pleased:

Proverbs 10:8
He that walketh sincerely, walketh confidently: but he that perverteth his ways, shall be manifest.

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

Proverbs 19:25
The wicked man being scourged, the fool shall be wiser: but if thou rebuke a wise man, he will understand discipline.

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
Do not rebuke a mocker or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate you: rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.

Reprove not a scoffer, lest he hate thee: Reprove a wise man, and he will love thee.

Rebuke not evil men, lest they should hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

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

Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: reprove a wise man, and he will love thee.

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

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

Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee, Give reproof to the wise, and he loveth thee.
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