Proverbs regarding incorrigibility, recidivism
The one who refuses correction despises himself, but whoever hears reproof acquires understanding.
Prov. 15:32 (read whole chapter)
A wicked person shows boldness with his face, but as for the upright, he discerns his ways.
Prov. 21:29 (read whole chapter)
If you should pound the fool in the mortar among the grain with the pestle, his foolishness would not depart from him.
Prov. 27:22 (read whole chapter)
Blessed is the one who is always cautious, but whoever hardens his heart will fall into evil.
Prov. 28:14 (read whole chapter)
The one who stiffens his neck after numerous rebukes will suddenly be destroyed without remedy.
Prov. 29:1 (read whole chapter)