Proverbs 9:7
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New Living Translation
Anyone who rebukes a mocker will get an insult in return. Anyone who corrects the wicked will get hurt.

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
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

9:7 A former - He shews whom he meant by the foolish, ver.6, even scorners and wicked men, and presses his last advice of forsaking them because there was no good, but hurt to be got from them.

Proverbs 9:7 Parallel Commentaries

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An Analysis of Augustin's Writings against the Donatists.
The object of this chapter is to present a rudimentary outline and summary of all that Augustin penned or spoke against those traditional North African Christians whom he was pleased to regard as schismatics. It will be arranged, so far as may be, in chronological order, following the dates suggested by the Benedictine edition. The necessary brevity precludes anything but a very meagre treatment of so considerable a theme. The writer takes no responsibility for the ecclesiological tenets of the
St. Augustine—writings in connection with the donatist controversy.

The Gospel Feast
"When Jesus then lifted up His eyes, and saw a great company come unto Him, He saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread that these may eat?"--John vi. 5. After these words the Evangelist adds, "And this He said to prove him, for He Himself knew what He would do." Thus, you see, our Lord had secret meanings when He spoke, and did not bring forth openly all His divine sense at once. He knew what He was about to do from the first, but He wished to lead forward His disciples, and to arrest and
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VII

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Job 5:17
"But consider the joy of those corrected by God! Do not despise the discipline of the Almighty when you sin.

Proverbs 13:1
A wise child accepts a parent's discipline; a mocker refuses to listen to correction.

Proverbs 23:9
Don't waste your breath on fools, for they will despise the wisest advice.

Isaiah 36:21
But the people were silent and did not utter a word because Hezekiah had commanded them, "Do not answer him."

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