Proverbs 19:18

“Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Chasten thy sonne while there is hope; and let not thy soule spare for his crying.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Discipline your son while there is hope, And do not desire his death.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Chasten thy son, seeing there is hope; nd set not thy heart on his destruction.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give your son training while there is hope; let not your heart be purposing his death.
- Basic English Bible

Chasten thy son, seeing there is hope; but set not thy soul upon killing him.
- Darby Bible

Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.
- Webster's Bible

Discipline your son, for there is hope; don't be a willing party to his death.
- World English Bible

Chastise thy son, for there is hope, And to put him to death lift not up thy soul.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Chasten thy son, for there is hope; but set not thy heart on his destruction.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 19:18

19:18 While - Before custom in sin, and thy indulgence have made him incorrigible. Let not - Forbear not to give him due and necessary correction.

Discussion for Proverbs 19

  • Adepeju. Bankole
    proverb 19 verses 26. teaches about how children should rrespect their parents, so that they may live a long life and be prosperous , I think this proverb also speak to. us about respect for eldest may God bless his word and let find room in our hearts whether we be men or women's the same rules applies to I is all. so let is all be. ready to eagerly accept
  • Mbugua
    Comment*verse 20; wisdom gathered and learned in youth issues forth in understanding and prudence in adulthood and old age .
    verse 21; there is an excellent contrast between man and God. Man's best thoughts are merely devices or imaginations, while God's mind is counsel.
    Man cannot hide human counsel from God, but God's counsel is beyond the understanding of man except as God opens it to him.
  • Dianne
    This chapter teaches about spoiling children, the outcome. We must train them right so they will be kind, peaceful, humble, and righteous. If they stray away, they will return to their training.
  • R.L.Jackson
    I personally love our sister Wisdom because she gets to the heart. Of the matter and if one can't feel or understand that she's showing the fate of the wicked and the upright one needs to pray for knowledge.
  • Andrea
    This chapter is powerful to a new beginner christian who needs confirmation. These bible verses are food for my soul and I am exceedly overjoyed and excited to know that we serve an awesome God
  • Ionie Carter
    This teach me how the Lord is very much about lies. Be honest I lie to get attention. But reading proverb teaches me a lot.

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