Proverbs 9:8
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New Living Translation
So don't bother correcting mockers; they will only hate you. But correct the wise, and they will love you.

King James Bible
Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee; reprove a wise man, and he will love thee.

World English Bible
Don't reprove a scoffer, lest he hate you. Reprove a wise man, and he will love you.

Young's Literal Translation
Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee, Give reproof to the wise, and he loveth thee.

Proverbs 9:8 Parallel
Wesley's Notes on the Bible

9:8 A scorner - An obstinate and incorrigible sinner.

Proverbs 9:8 Parallel Commentaries

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

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
Matthew 7:6
"Don't waste what is holy on people who are unholy. Don't throw your pearls to pigs! They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you.

Psalm 141:5
Let the godly strike me! It will be a kindness! If they correct me, it is soothing medicine. Don't let me refuse it. But I pray constantly against the wicked and their deeds.

Proverbs 10:8
The wise are glad to be instructed, but babbling fools fall flat on their faces.

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

Proverbs 15:12
Mockers hate to be corrected, so they stay away from the wise.

Proverbs 19:25
If you punish a mocker, the simpleminded will learn a lesson; if you correct the wise, they will be all the wiser.

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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