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Proverbs 9:7-9 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

The one who corrects a mocker
will bring abuse on himself;
the one who rebukes the wicked will get hurt.[a]
Don’t rebuke a mocker, or he will hate you;
rebuke the wise, and he will love you.
Instruct the wise, and he will be wiser still;
teach the righteous, and he will learn more.

Footnotes:

  1. 9:7 Lit man: his blemish
Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Proverbs 9:7-9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

General Maxims

Whoever corrects a scoffer wins abuse;
    whoever rebukes the wicked gets hurt.
A scoffer who is rebuked will only hate you;
    the wise, when rebuked, will love you.
Give instruction[a] to the wise, and they will become wiser still;
    teach the righteous and they will gain in learning.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 9:9 Heb lacks instruction
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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