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Proverbs 9:8

    Proverbs 9:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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 scoffer, lest he hate thee: Reprove 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.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 9:8

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