Proverbs 22:10

10 1Drive out the scoffer, and contention will go out, Even strife and dishonor will cease.

Proverbs 22:10 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 22:10

Cast out the scorner
That makes a mock at sin, a jest at religion, and scoffs at all good men, and everything serious and spiritual; cast such an one out of all company and conversation; out of the family, as mocking Ishmael was cast out of Abraham's family; and out of the church, and all religious societies. Jarchi interprets it of the evil imagination or corruption of nature; but this will continue with a man as long as he lives, and, though it may be weakened and subdued, it is not cast out; and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease;
which are caused by the scorner, who stirs up contention and strife in all company where he is, in families, and churches; and is continually casting reproach on good men and things; but, when he is cast out, everything of this nature ceases, and peace and love take place.

Proverbs 22:10 In-Context

8 He who sows iniquity will reap vanity, And the rod of his fury will perish.
9 He who is generous will be blessed, For he gives some of his food to the poor.
10 Drive out the scoffer, and contention will go out, Even strife and dishonor will cease.
11 He who loves purity of heart And whose speech is gracious, the king is his friend.
12 The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, But He overthrows the words of the treacherous man.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Genesis 21:9, 10; Proverbs 18:6; Proverbs 26:20
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