Proverbs 9:7

“He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that reproueth a scorner, getteth to himselfe shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man, getteth himselfe a blot.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He who corrects a scoffer gets dishonor for himself, And he who reproves a wicked man {gets} insults for himself.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that correcteth a scoffer getteth to himself reviling; And he that reproveth a wicked man `getteth' himself a blot.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who gives teaching to a man of pride gets shame for himself; he who says sharp words to a sinner gets a bad name.
- Basic English Bible

He that instructeth a scorner getteth to himself shame; and he that reproveth a wicked [man] [getteth] to himself a blot.
- Darby Bible

He that reproveth a scorner, getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.
- Webster's Bible

He who corrects a mocker invites insult. He who reproves a wicked man invites abuse.
- World English Bible

The instructor of a scorner Is receiving for it -- shame, And a reprover of the wicked -- his blemish.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that correcteth a scorner getteth to himself shame, and he that reproveth a wicked man, it becometh unto him a blot.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 9:7


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.


Discussion for Proverbs 9

  • Glenda D. Marquez
    I love the verses everyday I share them with pictures from the scriptures
  • Charlie
    Not only hearers of the Word but doers if the word.
  • Charles D. Keehl
    I appreciate the way Soloman warns us how suttle pleasure seeking sins are and no small amount is safe to play with . The hooks are hidden but effective to trap and detour us from Christ's path for us . Any amount of sin detracts our walk with Christ : We must remember sin has a pleasure but the end still is death and Hell ! The wisdom is refrain from all sin and live .
  • ACTS238
    Anonymous. Pray to God to help you to forgive
  • Gwendolyn Daniel
    Life Teaching
  • Donna
    As I grow in Christ, it is truly a grand experience. Intellectual knowledge has no comparison when it comes to the wisdom that comes from above. I have learnt to separate the two.

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