Proverbs 9:7 (MSG)
If you reason with an arrogant cynic, you’ll get slapped in the face; confront bad behavior and get a kick in the shins. So don’t waste your time on a scoffer; all you’ll get for your pains is abuse.
Forgive me tonight. There’s been a huge project at my work and I’m just now headed to bed. I will post more on this proverb tomorrow. I chose the Message version tonight because it seems to sum up the proverb so well.
If you’re dealing with a fool, don’t think that top-shelf wisdom will turn them from their path. If you’re arguing with arrogance, chances are good they aren’t going to listen to you. They only live to argue!