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The purpose of this page is to collect Scripture evidence relative to the practice of rebuking.  Modern religions seem to run from the practice.  It seems to have a beginning with Genesis 12:3 and 'bookends' with Philippians 2:2. I think this is false interpretation because it contradicts the book of Ezekiel and the word of YHWH in Proverbs 3:11-12 and Hebrews 12:6.  To rebuke someone is not the same as to curse someone.  I think modern man and especially modern man in the church has the wrong understanding of what it means to curse someone.



–transitive verb

  • 1 a: to criticize sharply

  •    b: to serve as a rebuke to

  • 2: to turn back or keep down :

    • Origin of REBUKE

      Middle English, from Anglo-French rebucher, rebouker to blunt, check, reprimand

      First Known Use: 14th century


  • an expression of strong disapproval :


  1 "Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:"  (KJV)

  1 "And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:"  (KJV)

  1 "And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed."  (KJV)

YHWH is speaking to Abraham and talking about Abraham.  He is NOT talking to the Israelites (who don't exist yet) and he is not talking to the Jews (whoever they might be).

  6 "Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him."  (KJV)

11 "My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:"  (KJV)

12 "For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth."  (KJV)

  8 "Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee."  (KJV)

24 "He that saith unto the wicked, Thou are righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:"  (KJV)

25 "But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them."  (KJV)

  5 "Open rebuke is better than secret love."  (KJV)

  6 "Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful."  (KJV)

  5 "It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools."  (KJV)

  3 "Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. "  (KJV)

  6 "For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth."  (KJV)

  2 "Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind."  (KJV)

20 "Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear."  (KJV)

  2 "Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine."  (KJV)

19 "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. "  (KJV)