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

  • Lu2677
    Jackson; do you sell the word of God in your school, or do you give it freely?
  • R.L.jackson
    Do you hear what Wisdom is saying. ? Become an Overcomer and receive grace! Jiolas School of Righteousness coming soon In the SPRING of 2016 Founder Brother Jackson
  • H.White
    I concur,

    "He who has an ear let him hear what Spirit is saying to the Church of Christ's."
  • 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

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