Proverbs 9:7
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New American Standard Bible
He who corrects a scoffer gets dishonor for himself, And he who reproves a wicked man gets insults for himself.

King James Bible
He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.

Darby Bible Translation
He that instructeth a scorner getteth to himself shame; and he that reproveth a wicked man getteth to himself a blot.

World English Bible
He who corrects a mocker invites insult. He who reproves a wicked man invites abuse.

Young's Literal Translation
The instructor of a scorner Is receiving for it -- shame, And a reprover of the wicked -- his blemish.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

These verses seem somewhat to interrupt the continuity of the invitation which Wisdom utters. The order of thought is, however, this: "I speak to you, the simple, the open ones, for you have yet ears to hear: but from the scorner or evil doer, as such, I turn away." The words are illustrated by Matthew 13:11 ff.

Proverbs 9:7 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Letter xxi (Circa A. D. 1128) to the Abbot of S. John at Chartres
To the Abbot of S. John at Chartres Bernard dissuades him from resigning his charge, and undertaking a Pilgrimage to Jerusalem. 1. As regards the matters about which you were so good as to consult so humble a person as myself, I had at first determined not to reply. Not because I had any doubt what to say, but because it seemed to me unnecessary or even presumptuous to give counsel to a man of sense and wisdom. But considering that it usually happens that the greater number of persons of sense--or
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

The Authority and Utility of the Scriptures
2 Tim. iii. 16.--"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." We told you that there was nothing more necessary to know than what our end is, and what the way is that leads to that end. We see the most part of men walking at random,--running an uncertain race,--because they do not propose unto themselves a certain scope to aim at, and whither to direct their whole course. According to men's particular
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
Job 5:17
"Behold, how happy is the man whom God reproves, So do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.

Proverbs 13:1
A wise son accepts his father's discipline, But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.

Proverbs 23:9
Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words.

Isaiah 36:21
But they were silent and answered him not a word; for the king's commandment was, "Do not answer him."

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