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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CommentaryClarke'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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryGod, 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
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Whoever corrects a mocker invites insults; whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse.
Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you; rebuke the wise and they will love you.
A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not respond to rebukes.
There are those who hate the one who upholds justice in court and detest the one who tells the truth.
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