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

  • 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.
  • Anonymous
    I have a problem forgiving, and i know it's not what God want from me.Help me!
  • Lilian
    When Jesus was teaching inside the church people who believe in him they are listening to his words. In our life believing Jesus and to have FAITH IN HIM IS ONLY BY HEARING THE WORD IF GOD. Without hearing the word if God its impossible to please him. THE FEAR IF THE LORD IS THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM; AND THE KNOWLEDGE OF HOLY IS UNDERSTANDING. AMEN

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