7 Whoever corrects a scoffer gets himself abuse,
and he who reproves a wicked man incurs injury.
8 lDo not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you;
mreprove a wise man, and he will love you.
12 sIf you are wise, you are wise for yourself;
if you scoff, you alone will bear it.
13 A wise son hears his father’s instruction,
but qa scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
but pknowledge is easy for a man of understanding.
he will not go to the wise.
5 Whoever mocks the poor rinsults his Maker;
treprove a man of understanding, and he will gain knowledge.
24 f“Scoffer” is the name of the arrogant, haughty man
who acts with arrogant pride.
and equarreling and abuse will cease.
and hthe scoffer is an abomination to mankind.
8 oScoffers set a city aflame,
but the wise turn away wrath.
17 The eye that nmocks a father
and oscorns to obey a mother
and eaten by the vultures.