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Proverbs regarding admonishment, blame, censure, chiding, condemnation, disapproval, disgrace, disrepute, ignominy, rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproach, scorn, shame, slight

  1. Although he is scornful to arrogant scoffers, yet he shows favor to the humble.

    Prov. 3:34 (read whole chapter)

  2. For the commandments are like a lamp, instruction is like a light, and rebukes of discipline are like the road leading to life,

    Prov. 6:23 (read whole chapter)

  3. Whoever corrects a mocker is asking for insult; whoever reproves a wicked person receives abuse.
    Do not reprove a mocker or he will hate you; reprove a wise person and he will love you.
    Give instruction to a wise person, and he will become wiser still; teach a righteous person and he will add to his learning.
    The beginning of wisdom is to fear the LORD, and acknowledging the Holy One is understanding.
    For because of me your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.
    If you are wise, you are wise to your own advantage, but if you are a mocker, you alone must bear it.

    Prov. 9:7-12 (read whole chapter)

  4. The one who loves discipline loves knowledge, but the one who hates reproof is stupid.

    Prov. 12:1 (read whole chapter)

  5. A wise son accepts his father's discipline, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.

    Prov. 13:1 (read whole chapter)

  6. The righteous person hates anything false, but the wicked person acts in shameful disgrace.

    Prov. 13:5 (read whole chapter)

  7. The one who despises instruction will pay the penalty, but whoever esteems instruction will be rewarded.

    Prov. 13:13 (read whole chapter)

  8. The scorner seeks wisdom but finds none, but understanding is easy for a discerning person.

    Prov. 14:6 (read whole chapter)

  9. Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.
    The king shows favor to a wise servant, but his wrath falls on one who acts shamefully.

    Prov. 14:34-35 (read whole chapter)

  10. A fool rejects his father's discipline, but whoever heeds reproof shows good sense.

    Prov. 15:5 (read whole chapter)

  11. Severe discipline is for the one who abandons the way; the one who hates reproof will die.
    Death and Destruction are before the LORD - how much more the hearts of humans!
    The scorner does not love one who corrects him; he will not go to the wise.

    Prov. 15:10-12 (read whole chapter)

  12. The one who refuses correction despises himself, but whoever hears reproof acquires understanding.

    Prov. 15:32 (read whole chapter)

  13. A servant who acts wisely will rule over an heir who behaves shamefully, and will share the inheritance along with the relatives.

    Prov. 17:2 (read whole chapter)

  14. A rebuke makes a greater impression on a discerning person than a hundred blows on a fool.

    Prov. 17:10 (read whole chapter)

  15. The one who gives an answer before he listens - that is his folly and his shame.

    Prov. 18:13 (read whole chapter)

  16. Flog a scorner, and as a result the simpleton will learn prudence; correct a discerning person, and as a result he will understand knowledge.
    The one who robs his father and chases away his mother is a son who brings shame and disgrace.
    If you stop listening to instruction, my child, you will stray from the words of knowledge.
    A crooked witness scorns justice, and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity.
    Judgments are prepared for scorners, and floggings for the backs of fools.

    Prov. 19:25-29 (read whole chapter)

  17. When a scorner is punished, the naive becomes wise; when a wise person is instructed, he gains knowledge.

    Prov. 21:11 (read whole chapter)

  18. Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.

    Prov. 22:15 (read whole chapter)

  19. A foolish scheme is sin, and the scorner is an abomination to people.

    Prov. 24:9 (read whole chapter)

  20. But there will be delight for those who convict the guilty, and a pleasing blessing will come on them.

    Prov. 24:25 (read whole chapter)

  21. Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover to the ear of the one who listens.

    Prov. 25:12 (read whole chapter)

  22. Better is open rebuke than hidden love.

    Prov. 27:5 (read whole chapter)

  23. The one who reproves another will in the end find more favor than the one who flatters with the tongue.

    Prov. 28:23 (read whole chapter)

  24. The one who stiffens his neck after numerous rebukes will suddenly be destroyed without remedy.

    Prov. 29:1 (read whole chapter)

  25. Scornful people inflame a city, but those who are wise turn away wrath.

    Prov. 29:8 (read whole chapter)

  26. A rod and reproof impart wisdom, but a child who is unrestrained brings shame to his mother.

    Prov. 29:15 (read whole chapter)


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