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

  • Dorothy
    Temptation is everywhere, and God is telling us how to use Wisdom in not being tempted by foolish people, things, and ways. Really doing the right thing (righteousness) by living by God's Word, so we can go home to be with the Lord, and we will hear Him say "well done my good and Faithfull servant." As I read the book of Proverbs, I am gaining new Wisdom, and renewing my Wisdom.
  • Keisha Starla
    This is an enlightening chapter of symbolism of wisdom and the key to a healthy life. I am writing a book on Proverbs
  • Darlene Hester
    He who has an ear let him hear what Spirit is saying to the Church of Christ's
  • Ramona
    Proverbs chapter 9 enlightens christians that to fear the Lord and learn of His statues will allow the Lord to prolong your life. The Lord warns all christians to be aware of the temptations of the deception from the enemy. The Lord informs christians that the trap is death and all those who have gone before you are already destined in hell. The Lord is saying if we truly want wisdom, it is ready and available and we do not have to seek hard for it.
  • Philippe sinjuste
    Alain Akuchu, can you help me understand what does difficulties of life and trials have to do with the fruits of the spirit.
  • Beverly Taylor
    God has giving us instruction, to live by him, so that we can be prepared to go home, when it is time, So we all have to get our spirits right,if you don 't listen to me, why should l pay you any attention, to you, because You just want to do what you want, tell you what , when you are ready to listen to me, my child l will give you what your heart desires.

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