Proverbs 9:8

Reprove not a scoffer, lest he hate you: rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.
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Augustine of Hippo

AD 430
It happens regularly and it happens often that a man is cast down for a short time while he is being reproved, that he resists and fights back. But afterwards he reflects in solitude where there is no one but God and himself, and where he does not fear the displeasure of others by being corrected, but does fear the displeasure of God by refusing correction. Thereafter, he does not repeat the act which was justly censured but now loves the brother, whom he sees as the enemy of his sin, as much as he hates the sin itself.

Caesarius of Arles

AD 542
Let us always admonish each other in charity. As often as any one of us sins, let us willingly and patiently accept the reproof of a neighbor or a friend, because of what is said: “Reprove a wise man, and he will love you; rebuke a foolish man, and he will hate you.” Therefore I beseech you, brethren, to chide, rebuke and reprove those who you know are dancing, leading songs, uttering disgraceful words voluptuously or drunkenly on the holy feasts.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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