New Living Translation
Words alone will not discipline a servant; the words may be understood, but they are not heeded.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
29:19 A servant - Who is so not only in condition, but also in the temper of his mind, disingenuous, and stubborn. Words - By mere words. Tho' - Though he know thy mind, and his own duty.
Text: Philippians 2, 5-11. 5 Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 who, existing in the form of God, counted not the being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men; 8 and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death, yea, the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore also God highly exalted him, and gave unto him the name which is above every name; 10 that …
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