9:8 Do not reprove 1 a mocker or 2 he will hate you;
reprove a wise person and he will love you.
9:9 Give instruction 3 to a wise person, 4 and he will become wiser still;
teach 5 a righteous person and he will add to his 6 learning.
9:10 The beginning 7 of wisdom is to fear the Lord, 8
and acknowledging 9 the Holy One 10 is understanding.