Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

A servant 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.

A Conservative Version

A servant will not be corrected by words, for though he understands, he will not give heed.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

A servant will not be corrected by words alone; for though he understands, he will not answer [the master who mistreats him].

Bible in Basic English

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

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

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

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

By words, a servant is not disciplined, for he will understand, but there is no giving heed.

Modern King James verseion

A servant will not be corrected by words, for though he understands, he will not answer.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A servant will not be the better for words; for though he understand, yet will he not regard them.

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.

The Emphasized Bible

By words, a servant will not be corrected, though he perceiveth, yet is there no answer.

Webster

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.

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
עבד 
`ebed 
Usage: 800

will not be corrected
יסר 
Yacar 
Usage: 43

by words
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

בּין 
Biyn 
Usage: 169

References

Hastings

Context Readings

All About Life

18 Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, But happy is he who keeps the law. 19 A slave will not be instructed by words alone; For though he understands, there will be no response. 20 Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.



Cross References

Job 19:16

"I call to my servant, but he does not answer; I have to implore him with my mouth.

Proverbs 26:3

A whip is for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, And a rod for the back of fools.

Proverbs 30:22

Under a slave when he becomes king, And a fool when he is satisfied with food,



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