Proverbs 29:19
Good News Translation
You cannot correct servants just by talking to them. They may understand you, but they will pay no attention.

Contemporary English Version
Even when servants are smart, it takes more than words to make them obey.

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

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

servant

Proverbs 26:3 A whip for a horse, and a snaffle for an ass, and a rod for the back of fools.

Proverbs 30:22 By a slave when he reigneth: by a fool when be is filled with meat:

through

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

Context
The Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed
18When prophecy shall fail, the people shall be scattered abroad: but he that keepeth the law, is blessed. 19A slave will not be corrected by words: because he understandeth what thou sayest, and will not answer.20Hast thou seen a man hasty to speak? folly is rather to be looked for, than his amendment.…
Cross References
Proverbs 29:18
When prophecy shall fail, the people shall be scattered abroad: but he that keepeth the law, is blessed.

Proverbs 29:20
Hast thou seen a man hasty to speak? folly is rather to be looked for, than his amendment.

Additional Translations
A servant cannot be corrected by words alone; though he understands, he will not respond.A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer.

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

A stubborn servant will not be reproved by words: for even if he understands, still he will not obey.

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

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

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

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

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