Proverbs 29:19

“A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A seruant will not be corrected by words: for though hee vnderstand, hee will not answere.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A slave will not be instructed by words {alone;} For though he understands, there will be no response.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A servant will not be corrected by words; For though he understand, he will not give heed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A servant will not be trained by words; for though the sense of the words is clear to him, he will not give attention.
- Basic English Bible

A servant is not corrected by words: he understandeth indeed, but he will not answer.
- Darby Bible

A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understandeth, he will not answer.
- Webster's Bible

A servant can't be corrected by words. Though he understands, yet he will not respond.
- World English Bible

By words a servant is not instructed though he understand, And there is nothing answering.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A servant will not be corrected by words; for though he understand, there will be no response.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 29:19


29:19 A servant - Who is so not only in condition, but also in the temper of his mind, disingenuous, and stubborn. Words - By mere words. Tho' - Though he know thy mind, and his own duty.


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