Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

New American Standard Bible

A man who hardens his neck after much reproof Will suddenly be broken beyond remedy.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

One who becomes stiff-necked,
after many reprimands
will be shattered instantly—
beyond recovery.

International Standard Version

After many rebukes, the stiff-necked man will be broken incurably, without any warning.

A Conservative Version

He who, being often reproved, hardens his neck shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

American Standard Version

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


He who, being often reproved, hardens his neck shall suddenly be destroyed -- "and that without remedy.

Bible in Basic English

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

Julia Smith Translation

A Man of reproofs hardening the neck, shall be suddenly broken, and no healing.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

A man who is reproved, being stubborn of neck-- suddenly he will be broken, and there will not be healing.

Modern King James verseion

A man who hardens his neck when reproved shall be suddenly broken, and there will be no healing.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that is stiff necked and will not be reformed, shall suddenly be destroyed without any help.

NET Bible

The one who stiffens his neck after numerous rebukes will suddenly be destroyed without remedy.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

He that being often reproved stiffeneth his neck, suddenly shall be hurt, and there be no healing.


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

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

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


Root Form
Usage: 692

תּוכחת תּוכחה 
Usage: 28

Usage: 28

Usage: 35

Usage: 7

Usage: 148




Context Readings

All About Life

1 He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and without remedy. 2 When the righteous increase, the people rejoice; but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

Cross References

Proverbs 6:15

Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly: in a moment shall he be broken, and without remedy.

1 Samuel 2:25

If one man sin against another, God will judge him; but if a man sin against Jehovah, who shall intreat for him? But they hearkened not to the voice of their father, for Jehovah was minded to slay them.

Proverbs 1:24-31

Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no one regarded;

1 Samuel 2:34

And this shall be the sign to thee, which shall come upon thy two sons, upon Hophni and Phinehas: in one day they shall die, both of them.

1 Kings 17:1

And Elijah the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, As Jehovah the God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except by my word.

1 Kings 18:18

And he said, I have not troubled Israel, but thou and thy father's house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of Jehovah, and thou hast followed the Baals.

1 Kings 20:42

And he said to him, Thus saith Jehovah: Because thou hast let go out of thy hand the man that I had devoted to destruction, thy life shall be for his life, and thy people for his people.

1 Kings 21:20-23

And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, mine enemy? And he said, I have found thee; because thou hast sold thyself to do evil in the sight of Jehovah.

1 Kings 22:20-23

and Jehovah said, Who shall entice Ahab that he may go up and fall at Ramoth-Gilead? And one said after this manner, and another said after that manner.

1 Kings 22:28

And Micah said, If thou return at all in peace, Jehovah has not spoken by me. And he said, Hearken, O peoples, all of you!

1 Kings 22:34-37

And a man drew a bow at a venture, and smote the king of Israel between the fastenings and the corslet. And he said to his charioteer, Turn thy hand, and drive me out of the camp; for I am wounded.

2 Chronicles 25:16

And it came to pass as he talked with him, that Amaziah said to him, Hast thou been made the king's counsellor? Forbear; why shouldest thou be smitten? Then the prophet forbore, and said, I know that God has determined to destroy thee, because thou hast done this, and hast not hearkened to my counsel.

2 Chronicles 33:10

And Jehovah spoke to Manasseh and to his people; but they did not hearken.

2 Chronicles 36:13

And he also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him take oath by God; and he stiffened his neck, and hardened his heart from returning to Jehovah the God of Israel.

2 Chronicles 36:15-17

And Jehovah the God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up early and sending; because he had compassion on his people and on his dwelling-place.

Nehemiah 9:29

And thou testifiedst against them, that thou mightest bring them again unto thy law; but they dealt proudly, and hearkened not unto thy commandments, but sinned against thine ordinances (which if a man do, he shall live in them); and they withdrew the shoulder, and hardened their neck, and would not hear.

Proverbs 28:18

Whoso walketh in integrity shall be saved; but he that is perverted in his double ways, shall fall in one of them.

Isaiah 30:13-14

therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a towering wall, whose breaking shall come suddenly in an instant.

Isaiah 48:4

Because I knew that thou art obstinate, and thy neck is an iron sinew, and thy brow brass,

Jeremiah 17:23

but they hearkened not, neither inclined their ear, but hardened their neck, that they might not hear nor receive instruction.

Jeremiah 25:3-5

From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon, the king of Judah, even unto this day, these three and twenty years, the word of Jehovah hath come unto me, and I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking; but ye have not hearkened.

Jeremiah 26:3-5

Peradventure they will hearken, and turn every man from his evil way, that I may repent me of the evil which I purpose to do unto them because of the wickedness of their doings.

Jeremiah 35:13-16

Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel: Go and say to the men of Judah and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, Will ye not receive instruction to hearken unto my words? saith Jehovah.

Zechariah 1:3-6

And thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Return unto me, saith Jehovah of hosts, and I will return unto you, saith Jehovah of hosts.

Zechariah 7:11-14

But they refused to hearken, and turned a rebellious shoulder, and made their ears heavy, that they should not hear.

Matthew 26:21-25

And as they were eating he said, Verily I say to you, that one of you shall deliver me up.

John 6:70-71

Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you the twelve? and of you one is a devil.

John 13:10-11

Jesus says to him, He that is washed all over needs not to wash save his feet, but is wholly clean; and ye are clean, but not all.

John 13:18

I speak not of you all. I know those whom I have chosen; but that the scripture might be fulfilled, He that eats bread with me has lifted up his heel against me.

John 13:26

Jesus answers, He it is to whom I, after I have dipped the morsel, give it. And having dipped the morsel, he gives it to Judas son of Simon, Iscariote.

Acts 1:18

(This man then indeed got a field with the reward of iniquity, and, having fallen down headlong, burst in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.

Acts 1:25

to receive the lot of this service and apostleship, from which Judas transgressing fell to go to his own place.

1 Thessalonians 5:3

When they may say, Peace and safety, then sudden destruction comes upon them, as travail upon her that is with child; and they shall in no wise escape.

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