Proverbs 29:1

“He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that being often reproued, hardeneth his necke, shal suddenly be destroied, and that without remedy.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A man who hardens {his} neck after much reproof Will suddenly be broken beyond remedy.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck Shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A man hating sharp words and making his heart hard, will suddenly be broken and will not be made well again.
- Basic English Bible

He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and without remedy.
- Darby Bible

He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
- Webster's Bible

He who is often rebuked and stiffens his neck will be destroyed suddenly, with no remedy.
- World English Bible

A man often reproved, hardening the neck, Is suddenly broken, and there is no healing.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck shall suddenly be broken, and that without remedy.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 29

  • Israel Ametepey
    Comment* How blessed it is to meditate daily on this scriptures of wisdom. Though it is ancient, it's percepts are still effective in our " civilized " world. Yaweh yesterday, today and forever. AMEN.
  • Alex
    Proverbs 29:14 The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.
    This verse is so true only if people would use this today.
  • Lilian
    Whoever a man heareth the word of God He can please God. Only by hearing the words of God faith will come. Man does not live by bread alone but by every word of God. If we have Jesus in our life and obeying his words we have everything we need. Let's give thanks and praise and worship him only this should be our prayers today. Jesus is the only destroyer to the works of the devil who confuse us.
  • Norm
    Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, The LORD seeth us not the LORD hath forsaken the earth. Therefore let us lie in wait for the righteous because he is not for our turn, and he is clean contrary to our doings: he upbraideth us with our offending the law, and objecteth to our infamy the transgressings of our education.
  • Norm
    Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not they have ears to hear, and hear not: They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth for they are a rebellious house. He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? And though they say, The LORD liveth surely they swear falsely. And here men that die receive tithes but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.
  • Annell
    That's just what I needed to hear. Thank you for reminding me of those great words of wisdom. I need to wear them around my neck every day. God Bless You!

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