Proverbs 29:19
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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.

Proverbs 29:19 Parallel
Commentary
Barnes' 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.

Proverbs 29:19 Parallel Commentaries

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The Baptismal Covenant Can be Kept Unbroken. Aim and Responsibility of Parents.
We have gone "to the Law and to the Testimony" to find out what the nature and benefits of Baptism are. We have gathered out of the Word all the principal passages bearing on this subject. We have grouped them together, and studied them side by side. We have noticed that their sense is uniform, clear, and strong. Unless we are willing to throw aside all sound principles of interpretation, we can extract from the words of inspiration only one meaning, and that is that the baptized child is, by virtue
G. H. Gerberding—The Way of Salvation in the Lutheran Church

For, Concerning False Witness, which is Set Down in the Ten Commands of The...
36. For, concerning false witness, which is set down in the ten commands of the Law, it can indeed in no wise be contended that love of truth may at heart be preserved, and false witness brought forth to him unto whom the witness is borne. For, when it is said to God only, then it is only in the heart that the truth is to be embraced: but when it is said to man, then must we with the mouth also of the body bring forth truth, because man is not an inspector of the heart. But then, touching the witness
St. Augustine—On Lying

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