30 Bible Verses about Rebuking

Matthew 18:15-17 ESV / 103 helpful votes

“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.

Proverbs 27:5 ESV / 64 helpful votes

Better is open rebuke than hidden love.

1 Timothy 5:20 ESV / 43 helpful votes

As for those who persist in sin, rebuke them in the presence of all, so that the rest may stand in fear.

Titus 2:15 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 31 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.

Galatians 6:1 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.

Proverbs 29:15 ESV / 21 helpful votes

The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.

James 5:20 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.

Proverbs 27:6 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.

Proverbs 1:23 ESV / 17 helpful votes

If you turn at my reproof, behold, I will pour out my spirit to you; I will make my words known to you.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

1 Timothy 5:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers,

1 Corinthians 5:12 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge?

Revelation 3:19 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 10 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Luke 17:3-4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”

Mark 16:14 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Afterward he appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at table, and he rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who saw him after he had risen.

Jude 1:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you.”

Galatians 2:11-15 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. For before certain men came from James, he was eating with the Gentiles; but when they came he drew back and separated himself, fearing the circumcision party. And the rest of the Jews acted hypocritically along with him, so that even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy. But when I saw that their conduct was not in step with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas before them all, “If you, though a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you force the Gentiles to live like Jews?” We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners;

Matthew 23:1-39 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses' seat, so practice and observe whatever they tell you—but not what they do. For they preach, but do not practice. They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on people's shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger. They do all their deeds to be seen by others. For they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long,

Proverbs 9:8-9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you. Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

2 Samuel 12:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Nathan said to David, “You are the man! Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you out of the hand of Saul.

Luke 23:40 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation?

Zechariah 3:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And the Lord said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you, O Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is not this a brand plucked from the fire?”

Leviticus 19:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason frankly with your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him.

Jude 1:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.

Matthew 16:22 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, “Far be it from you, Lord! This shall never happen to you.”

Matthew 7:5-6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye. “Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you.

Ruth 2:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And also pull out some from the bundles for her and leave it for her to glean, and do not rebuke her.”

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