Proverbs 9 :8

Proverbs 9 :8 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate you: rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.

King James Version (KJV)

Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate you: rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.

American Standard Version (ASV)

Reprove not a scoffer, lest he hate thee: Reprove a wise man, and he will love thee.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

Do not say sharp words to a man of pride, or he will have hate for you; make them clear to a wise man, and you will be dear to him.

Webster's Revision

Reprove not a scorner, lest he shall hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

World English Bible

Don't reprove a scoffer, lest he hate you. Reprove a wise man, and he will love you.

English Revised Version (ERV)

Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: reprove a wise man, and he will love thee.

Definitions for Proverbs 9 :8

Rebuke - To reprimand; strongly warn; restrain.

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 9 :8

Barnes' Commentary on Proverbs 9 :8

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 9 :8

9:8 A scorner - An obstinate and incorrigible sinner.
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