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Proverbs 9:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Reprove not a scoffer, lest he hate thee: Reprove a wise man, and he will love thee.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you, Reprove a wise man and he will love you.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Reprove not a scorner, lest he shall hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee; reprove a wise [man], and he will love thee.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Do not reprove a scoffer, lest he hate thee, Reprove a wise man, and he will love thee.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee, Give reproof to the wise, and he loveth thee.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Rebuke not a scorner, lest he hate thee. Rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Reproue not a scorner, lest hee hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and hee will loue thee.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Rebuke not evil [men], lest they should hate thee: rebuke a wise [man], and he will love thee.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Reprove 3198
{3198} Prime
יכח
yakach
{yaw-kahh'}
A primitive root; to be right (that is, correct); reciprocally to argue; causatively to decide, justify or convict.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
not x408
(0408) Complement
אַל
'al
{al}
A negative particle (akin to H3808); not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing.
a scorner, 3887
{3887} Prime
לוּץ
luwts
{loots}
A primitive root; properly to make mouths at, that is, to scoff; hence (from the effort to pronounce a foreign language) to interpret, or (generally) intercede.
z8801
<8801> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 309
lest x6435
(6435) Complement
פֵּן
pen
{pane}
From H6437; properly removal; used only (in the constructive) adverbially as conjugation lest.
he hate 8130
{8130} Prime
שָׂנֵא
sane'
{saw-nay'}
A primitive root; to hate (personally).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
thee: rebuke 3198
{3198} Prime
יכח
yakach
{yaw-kahh'}
A primitive root; to be right (that is, correct); reciprocally to argue; causatively to decide, justify or convict.
z8685
<8685> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 731
a wise man, 2450
{2450} Prime
חָכָם
chakam
{khaw-kawm'}
From H2449; wise, (that is, intelligent, skilful or artful).
and he will love 157
{0157} Prime
אָהַב
'ahab
{aw-hab'}
A primitive root; to have affection for (sexually or otherwise).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
thee.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 9:7-8.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 9:1-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 9:8

A scorner — An obstinate and incorrigible sinner.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 9:8

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

(h) Meaning them who are incorrigible, which Christ calls dogs and swine: or he speaks this in comparison, not that the wicked should not be rebuked, but he shows their malice, and the small hope of the profit.

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Reprove:

Proverbs 23:9 Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
Proverbs 29:1 He, that being often reproved hardeneth [his] neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
Numbers 14:6-10 And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, [which were] of them that searched the land, rent their clothes: ... But all the congregation bade stone them with stones. And the glory of the LORD appeared in the tabernacle of the congregation before all the children of Israel.
1 Kings 22:8 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, [There is] yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.
Matthew 7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
Hebrews 6:4-8 For [it is] impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, ... But that which beareth thorns and briers [is] rejected, and [is] nigh unto cursing; whose end [is] to be burned.

rebuke:

Proverbs 13:18 Poverty and shame [shall be to] him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.
Proverbs 28:23 He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.
Leviticus 19:17 Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.
2 Samuel 12:7-14 And Nathan said to David, Thou [art] the man. Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul; ... Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also [that is] born unto thee shall surely die.
1 Kings 1:23 And they told the king, saying, Behold Nathan the prophet. And when he was come in before the king, he bowed himself before the king with his face to the ground.
1 Kings 1:32 And king David said, Call me Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada. And they came before the king.
Psalms 141:5 Let the righteous smite me; [it shall be] a kindness: and let him reprove me; [it shall be] an excellent oil, [which] shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also [shall be] in their calamities.
Galatians 2:11-14 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed. ... But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before [them] all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?
2 Peter 3:15-16 And account [that] the longsuffering of our Lord [is] salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; ... As also in all [his] epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as [they do] also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
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Lv 19:17. Nu 14:6. 2S 12:7. 1K 1:23, 32; 22:8. Ps 141:5. Pv 13:18; 23:9; 28:23; 29:1. Mt 7:6; 15:14. Ga 2:11. He 6:4. 2P 3:15.

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