“Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.”
King James Version (KJV)
19:25 Scorner - An obstinate and impudent transgressor. Simple - Who sin thro' ignorance, being possibly drawn to it by the scorner's evil counsel or example. Reprove - A verbal reproof will be more effectual for his reformation, than the severest punishments will be to a scorner.