New American Standard Bible
Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you, Reprove a wise man and he will love you.
King James Bible
Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
Darby Bible Translation
Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee; reprove a wise man, and he will love thee.
World English Bible
Don't reprove a scoffer, lest he hate you. Reprove a wise man, and he will love you.
Young's Literal Translation
Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee, Give reproof to the wise, and he loveth thee.
Proverbs 9:8 Parallel
LibraryLetter 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
"Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
Let the righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me; It is oil upon the head; Do not let my head refuse it, For still my prayer is against their wicked deeds.
The wise of heart will receive commands, But a babbling fool will be ruined.
A wise son accepts his father's discipline, But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
A scoffer does not love one who reproves him, He will not go to the wise.
Strike a scoffer and the naive may become shrewd, But reprove one who has understanding and he will gain knowledge.
But they were silent and answered him not a word; for the king's commandment was, "Do not answer him."
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