Flog 1 a scorner, and as a result the simpleton 2 will learn prudence; 3 correct a discerning person, and as a result he will understand knowledge. 4
How painful 1 are honest words! But 2 what does your reproof 3 prove? 4
Do not reprove 1 a mocker or 2 he will hate you; reprove a wise person and he will love you.
Is it because of your piety 1 that he rebukes you and goes to judgment with you? 2
Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold, 1 so is a wise reprover to the ear of the one who listens. 2
The Israelites 1 hate anyone who arbitrates at the city gate; 2 they despise anyone who speaks honestly.
I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth so that you will be silent and unable to reprove 1 them, for they are a rebellious house.
He would certainly rebuke 1 you if you secretly 2 showed partiality!
“Therefore, 1 blessed 2 is the man whom God corrects, 3 so do not despise the discipline 4 of the Almighty. 5
Do you intend to criticize mere words, and treat 1 the words of a despairing man as wind?
Whoever corrects 1 a mocker is asking for 2 insult; 3 whoever reproves a wicked person receives 4 abuse.
Do not add to his words, lest he reprove you, and prove you to be a liar. 1
All those 1 I love, I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent!
He let no one oppress them, he disciplined kings for their sake,
I am not condemning 1 you because of your sacrifices, or because of your burnt sacrifices that you continually offer me. 2
He let no one oppress them; he disciplined kings for their sake,
For the Lord disciplines 1 those he loves, just as a father 2 disciplines 3 the son in whom he delights.
But all things being exposed by the light are made evident.
The one who stiffens his neck 1 after numerous rebukes 2 will suddenly be destroyed 3 without remedy. 4
Preach the message, 1 be ready 2 whether it is convenient or not, 3 reprove, rebuke, exhort 4 with complete patience and instruction.