Correction & Reproof
Proverbs 1:20-30Compare 1:23 with Jeremiah 29:13.
Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you. Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
Proverbs 3:11-12Cross Reference: Hebrews 12:5-6 & Revelation 3:19-20. From 2 Timothy 3:16-17 we see that God's primary form of correction is his word.
My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof; And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!
For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
Proverbs 9:7-8Cross Reference: For reprove not a scorner see Prov 23:9, Matthew 7:6, and Matthew 15:14. For rebuke a wise man see Psalms 141:5, Galatians 2:11-14 & 2 Peter 3:15-16.
He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot. Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.
He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.
Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.
A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.
Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.
He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.
A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.
The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.
He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.
A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.
Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.
A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.
Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.
Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.
The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly.
When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
Proverbs 24:24-25see Isaiah 5:23
He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him: But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them.
As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.
Proverbs 26:2Cross Reference: Numbers 23:8, 20, Deut 23:5, Ne 13:2, Romans 12:14.
As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.
A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back.
Proverbs 27:5Cross Reference: James 2:17
Open rebuke is better than secret love.
Proverbs 27:6see also Leviticus 19:17 & Ephesians 4:15
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.
He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer.
Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
Total Verses: 48
Total Passages: 33