Proverbs 29:19
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New International Version
Servants cannot be corrected by mere words; though they understand, they will not respond.

New Living Translation
Words alone will not discipline a servant; the words may be understood, but they are not heeded.

English Standard Version
By mere words a servant is not disciplined, for though he understands, he will not respond.

New American Standard Bible
A slave will not be instructed by words alone; For though he understands, there will be no response.

King James Bible
A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A slave cannot be disciplined by words; though he understands, he doesn't respond.

International Standard Version
By mere words a servant will not be corrected; even though he understands, there will be no response.

NET Bible
A servant cannot be corrected by words, for although he understands, there is no answer.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A Servant is not disciplined by words, for he knows that he will not be beaten.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A slave cannot be disciplined with words. He will not respond, though he may understand.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A servant will not be corrected by words; For though he understand, there will be no response.

New American Standard 1977
A slave will not be instructed by words alone;
            For though he understands, there will be no response.

Jubilee Bible 2000
A slave will not be corrected by words, for though he understands he will not obey.

King James 2000 Bible
A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understands he will not answer.

American King James Version
A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
A slave will not be corrected by words: because he understandeth what thou sayest, and will not answer.

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

English Revised Version
A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not give heed.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
By words a servant is not instructed though he understand, And there is nothing answering.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
29:19. Here is an unprofitable, slothful, wicked servant; one that serves not from conscience, or love, but from fear. 20. When a man is self-conceited, rash, and given to wrangling, there is more hope of the ignorant and profligate. 21. Good usage to a servant does not mean indulgence, which would ruin even a child. The body is a servant to the soul; those that humour it, and are over-tender of it, will find it forget its place. 22. An angry, passionate disposition makes men provoking to one another, and provoking to God. 23. Only those who humble themselves shall be exalted and established. 24. The receiver is as bad as the thief. 25. Many are ashamed to own Christ now; and he will not own them in the day of judgment. But he that trusts in the Lord will be saved from this snare.
Study Bible
The Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed
18Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, But happy is he who keeps the law. 19A slave will not be instructed by words alone; For though he understands, there will be no response. 20Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.…
Cross References
Proverbs 29:18
Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, But happy is he who keeps the law.

Proverbs 29:20
Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Treasury of Scripture

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

servant

Proverbs 26:3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the fool's back.

Proverbs 30:22 For a servant when he reigns; and a fool when he is filled with meat;

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Job 19:16 I called my servant, and he gave me no answer; I entreated him with my mouth.

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