English Standard Version
Whoever pampers his servant from childhood will in the end find him his heir.
King James Bible
He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at the length.
American Standard Version
He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child Shall have him become a son at the last.
He that nourisheth his servant delicately from his childhood, afterwards shall find him stubborn.
English Revised Version
He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become a son at the last.
Webster's Bible Translation
He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him at length become his son.
Proverbs 29:21 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
A proverb with שׁבט, Proverbs 29:15, is placed next to one with שׁופט, but it begins a group of proverbs regarding discipline in the house and among the people:
15 The rod and reproof give wisdom;
But an undisciplined son is a shame to his mother.
With שׁבט [a rod], which Proverbs 22:15 also commends as salutary, תּוכחת refers to discipline by means of words, which must accompany bodily discipline, and without them is also necessary; the construction of the first line follows in number and gender the scheme Proverbs 27:9, Zechariah 7:7; Ewald, 339c. In the second line the mother is named, whose tender love often degenerates into a fond indulgence; such a darling, such a mother's son, becomes a disgrace to his mother. Our "ausgelassen," by which Hitzig translates משׁלּח, is used of joyfulness unbridled and without self-restraint, and is in the passage before us too feeble a word; שׁלּח is used of animals pasturing at liberty, wandering in freedom (Job 39:5; Isaiah 16:2); נער משׁלח is accordingly a child who is kept in by no restraint and no punishment, one left to himself, and thus undisciplined (Luther, Gesenius, Fleischer, and others).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
A man of wrath stirs up strife, and one given to anger causes much transgression.
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