New International Version
Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.
King James Bible
Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.
Darby Bible Translation
Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of the foolish.
World English Bible
Penalties are prepared for scoffers, and beatings for the backs of fools.
Young's Literal Translation
Judgments have been prepared for scorners, And stripes for the back of fools!
Proverbs 19:29 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Stripes for the back of fools - Profane and wicked men expose themselves to the punishments denounced against such by just laws. Avoid, therefore, both their company and their end.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
[This chapter is based on 2 Kings 5.] "Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honorable, because by him the Lord had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valor, but he was a leper." Ben-hadad, king of Syria, had defeated the armies of Israel in the battle which resulted in the death of Ahab. Since that time the Syrians had maintained against Israel a constant border warfare, and in one of their raids they had carried away a …
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings
Second Journey through Galilee - the Healing of the Leper.
The Knowledge of God
If the guilty person deserves to be beaten, the judge shall make them lie down and have them flogged in his presence with the number of lashes the crime deserves,
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,
If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer.
Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning, but a rod is for the back of one who has no sense.
The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating.
A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the backs of fools!
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