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

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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He that reproveth a scorner - לץ lets, the person who mocks at sacred things; the libertine, the infidel; who turns the most serious things into ridicule, and, by his wit, often succeeds in rendering the person who reproves him ridiculous. Wisdom seems here to intimate that it is vain to attempt by reproof to amend such: and yet we must not suffer sin upon our neighbor; at all hazards, we must deliver our own soul. But no reproof should be given to any, but in the spirit of love and deep concern; and when they contradict and blaspheme, leave them to God.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 15:12 A scorner loves not one that reproves him: neither will he go to the wise.

Genesis 19:8,9 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out to you...

1 Kings 18:17 And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said to him, Are you he that troubles Israel?

1 Kings 21:20 And Ahab said to Elijah, Have you found me, O my enemy? And he answered, I have found you...

1 Kings 22:24,27 But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said...

2 Chronicles 24:20-22 And the Spirit of God came on Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, which stood above the people, and said to them, Thus said God...

2 Chronicles 25:15,16 Why the anger of the LORD was kindled against Amaziah, and he sent to him a prophet, which said to him...

2 Chronicles 36:16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets...

Library
The Temple of Wisdom
(Preached at Wellington College, All Saints' Day, 1866.) PROVERBS ix. 1-5. Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars: she hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table. She hath sent forth her maidens; she crieth upon the highest places of the city, Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and to him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled. This allegory has been
Charles Kingsley—Discipline and Other Sermons

To Pastors and Teachers
To Pastors and Teachers If all who laboured for the conversion of others were to introduce them immediately into Prayer and the Interior Life, and make it their main design to gain and win over the heart, numberless as well as permanent conversions would certainly ensue. On the contrary, few and transient fruits must attend that labour which is confined to outward matters; such as burdening the disciple with a thousand precepts for external exercises, instead of leaving the soul to Christ by the
Madame Guyon—A Short and Easy Method of Prayer

Cross References
Job 5:17
"Blessed is the one whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.

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

Proverbs 23:9
Do not speak to fools, for they will scorn your prudent words.

Isaiah 36:21
But the people remained silent and said nothing in reply, because the king had commanded, "Do not answer him."

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