Proverbs 19:19

“A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliuer him, yet thou must doe it againe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{A man of} great anger will bear the penalty, For if you rescue {him,} you will only have to do it again.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A man of great wrath shall bear the penalty; For if thou deliver `him', thou must do it yet again.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A man of great wrath will have to take his punishment: for if you get him out of trouble you will have to do it again.
- Basic English Bible

A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment; for if thou deliver [him], yet thou must do it again.
- Darby Bible

A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.
- Webster's Bible

A hot-tempered man must pay the penalty, for if you rescue him, you must do it again.
- World English Bible

A man of great wrath is bearing punishment, For, if thou dost deliver, yet again thou dost add.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment; for if thou interpose, thou wilt add thereto.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 19:19


19:19 Great wrath - Of strong passions. Deliver - If thou forbear to punish him. Do it - Thou must deliver him again and again.


Discussion for Proverbs 19

  • Tony
    Verse 11 teaches us that we need to remain calm if we are offended and not acting on our first emotion
  • Mike
    Verse 11 reminds us that we should remain calm if we are offended. By applying the Bible’s wise counsel and praying for God’s help, we can remain calm when a situation arise.
  • 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.

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