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

  • 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
  • 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.

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