Proverbs 19:29

29 Condemnation is ready for 1scoffers, and 2beating for the backs of fools.

Proverbs 19:29 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 19:29

Judgments are prepared for scorners
Either by the civil magistrate, or by the Lord, and indeed by both; and if they miss the one, they will certainly meet the other; though they mock at present punishment and a future judgment, yet everlasting fire is prepared for them, ( Matthew 25:41 ) ; and stripes for the back of fools;
as scorners are; which shall be inflicted on them sooner or later; if they are not stricken with the stripes of men, they shall endure the strokes of divine justice and vengeance hereafter.

Proverbs 19:29 In-Context

27 Cease to hear instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.
28 A worthless witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity.
29 Condemnation is ready for scoffers, and beating for the backs of fools.

Cross References 2

  • 1. [See ver. 25 above]
  • 2. Proverbs 10:13; Proverbs 18:6; Proverbs 26:3