New American Standard Bible
A slave will not be instructed by words alone; For though he understands, there will be no response.
King James Bible
A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer.
Darby Bible Translation
A servant is not corrected by words: he understandeth indeed, but he will not answer.
World English Bible
A servant can't be corrected by words. Though he understands, yet he will not respond.
Young's Literal Translation
By words a servant is not instructed though he understand, And there is nothing answering.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Servant - i. e., A slave, whose obedience is reluctant. He may "understand" the words, but they produce no good effect. There is still lacking the true "answer" of obedience.
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