New International Version
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.
Proverbs 9:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke'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
LibraryThe 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
"Blessed is the one whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.
A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not respond to rebukes.
Do not speak to fools, for they will scorn your prudent words.
But the people remained silent and said nothing in reply, because the king had commanded, "Do not answer him."
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