Proverbs 3:34; Proverbs 9:7–8; Proverbs 9:12; Proverbs 13:1; Proverbs 14:6; Proverbs 15:12; Proverbs 17:5; Proverbs 19:25; Proverbs 21:24; Proverbs 22:10; Proverbs 24:9; Proverbs 29:8; Proverbs 30:17

34  Toward the cscorners he dis scornful,

ebut to the humble he gives favor.1


Whoever corrects a scoffer gets himself abuse,

and he who reproves a wicked man incurs injury.

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.


nA scoffer seeks wisdom oin vain,

but pknowledge is easy for a man of understanding.


12  uA scoffer vdoes not like to be reproved;

he will not go to the wise.


Whoever mocks the poor rinsults his Maker;

he who is sglad at calamity will not go tunpunished.


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

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


24  fScoffer is the name of the arrogant, haughty man

who acts with arrogant pride.


10  cDrive out a scoffer, dand strife will go out,

and equarreling and abuse will cease.


gThe devising1 of folly is sin,

and hthe scoffer is an abomination to mankind.


oScoffers set a city aflame,

but the wise turn away wrath.


17  The eye that nmocks a father

and oscorns to obey a mother

will pbe picked out by qthe ravens of the valley

and eaten by the vultures.