Proverbs 9:8; Proverbs 19:25; Proverbs 25:12; Proverbs 27:6; Ecclesiastes 7:5

lDo not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you;

mreprove a wise man, and he will love you.

25  qStrike ra scoffer, and the simple will slearn prudence;

treprove a man of understanding, and he will gain knowledge.

12  Like za gold ring or an ornament of gold

is a wise reprover to aa listening ear.

Faithful are dthe wounds of a friend;

profuse are the kisses of an enemy.

It is lbetter for a man to hear the rebuke of the wise

than to hear the song of fools.