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.


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