Proverbs 15:12
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New International Version
Mockers resent correction, so they avoid the wise.

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

Darby Bible Translation
A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him; he will not go unto 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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Hell and destruction - שאול ואבדון sheol vaabaddon. Hades, the invisible world, the place of separate spirits till the resurrection: and Abaddon, the place of torment; are ever under the eye and control of the Lord.

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scorner

Proverbs 15:10 Correction is grievous to him that forsakes the way: and he that hates reproof shall die.

Proverbs 9:7,8 He that reproves a scorner gets to himself shame: and he that rebukes a wicked man gets himself a blot...

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

John 3:18-21 He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already...

John 7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hates, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.

2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers...

neither

2 Chronicles 18:7 And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, by whom we may inquire of the LORD: but I hate him...

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

Library
God, the All-Seeing One
A sermon (No. 177) delivered on Sabbath morning, February 14, 1858 At The Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens by C. H. Spurgeon. "Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?" -- Proverbs 15:11. You have often smiled at the ignorance of heathens who bow themselves before gods of wood and stone. You have quoted the words of Scripture and you have said, "Eyes have they, but they see not; ears have they, but they hear not." You have therefore argued that
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

How the Humble and the Haughty are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 18.) Differently to be admonished are the humble and the haughty. To the former it is to be insinuated how true is that excellence which they hold in hoping for it; to the latter it is to be intimated how that temporal glory is as nothing which even when embracing it they hold not. Let the humble hear how eternal are the things that they long for, how transitory the things which they despise; let the haughty hear how transitory are the things they court, how eternal the things they
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

An Exposition on the First Ten Chapters of Genesis, and Part of the Eleventh
An unfinished commentary on the Bible, found among the author's papers after his death, in his own handwriting; and published in 1691, by Charles Doe, in a folio volume of the works of John Bunyan. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR Being in company with an enlightened society of Protestant dissenters of the Baptist denomination, I observed to a doctor of divinity, who was advancing towards his seventieth year, that my time had been delightfully engaged with John Bunyan's commentary on Genesis. "What,"
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Solomon
In the reign of David and Solomon, Israel became strong among the nations and had many opportunities to wield a mighty influence in behalf of truth and the right. The name of Jehovah was exalted and held in honor, and the purpose for which the Israelites had been established in the Land of Promise bade fair of meeting with fulfillment. Barriers were broken down, and seekers after truth from the lands of the heathen were not turned away unsatisfied. Conversions took place, and the church of God on
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Proverbs 9:7
Whoever corrects a mocker invites insults; whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse.

Proverbs 9:8
Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you; rebuke the wise and they will love you.

Proverbs 13:1
A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not respond to rebukes.

Amos 5:10
There are those who hate the one who upholds justice in court and detest the one who tells the truth.

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