New American Standard Bible
Do not slander a slave to his master, Or he will curse you and you will be found guilty.
King James Bible
Accuse not a servant unto his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be found guilty.
Darby Bible Translation
Speak not too much about a servant to his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be held guilty.
World English Bible
"Don't slander a servant to his master, lest he curse you, and you be held guilty.
Young's Literal Translation
Accuse not a servant unto his lord, Lest he disesteem thee, and thou be found guilty.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Accuse not a servant - The prayer in Proverbs 30:8 does not shut out, sympathy with those who are less favored. Even the slave has a right to protection against frivolous or needless accusation. Others, however, render the words Make not a slave to accuse his master, i. e., Do not make him discontented with his lot, lest he afterward curse thee for having made it worse than it was.
LibraryParable of the Pharisee and Publican.
^C Luke XVIII. 9-14. ^c 9 And he spake also this parable unto certain who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and set all others at nought [It is commonly said that this parable teaches humility in prayer, but the preface and conclusion (see verse 14) show that it is indeed to set forth generally the difference between self-righteousness and humility, and that an occasion of prayer is chosen because it best illustrates the point which the Lord desired to teach. The parable shows that …
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel
Vehicles of Revelation; Scripture, the Church, Tradition.
Concerning the Scriptures.
The LORD smelled the soothing aroma; and the LORD said to Himself, "I will never again curse the ground on account of man, for the intent of man's heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again destroy every living thing, as I have done.
Also, do not take seriously all words which are spoken, so that you will not hear your servant cursing you.
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