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

  • BSP
    Verse 2 describes a person who acts rashly as one who is sinning.
  • Carolyn
    When we do wrong not only to ourselves but others we will not find peace within ourselves. This chapter talks about obeying the laws of God and man's law.
  • BSP
    Verse 20: We should listen to counsel in order to learn and grow. We are all imperfect and will need counsel from time to time.
  • Mr. Smith
    vs 10, Here again we see the danger of the sense ruled man (servant) having dominion over the spirit ruled man (prince). Solomon calls it "evil" in Eccl. 10:5, 7 "There is an evil which I have seen...I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth." Once we tap into the God-given creative higher power of our imagination, we'll rule over our senses as gods.
  • Brianna for verse 11
    People in today's world are so angry. This leads to violence. Vs. 11 teaches us to pass over transgression. LET IT GO! Not everything is worth getting upset over. By applying this counsel we will also be able to apply the counsel found at Romans 12:18.
  • Tony
    Verse 11 teaches us that we need to remain calm if we are offended and not acting on our first emotion

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