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Proverbs 19:19

19 A hot-tempered person must pay the penalty; rescue them, and you will have to do it again.

Read Proverbs 19:19 Using Other Translations

A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.
A man of great wrath will pay the penalty, for if you deliver him, you will only have to do it again.
Hot-tempered people must pay the penalty. If you rescue them once, you will have to do it again.

What does Proverbs 19:19 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 19:19

A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment
Either a child that is of a wrathful disposition, and provokes his parent to wrath; or a parent that chastises his child in wrath; each shall suffer for it; or any man that gives way to wrath and anger and is continually quarrelling, he involves himself in trouble; and is punished, as his offence requires, according to law, either in his person or estate; for if thou deliver [him], yet thou must do it again;
if he is got out of one broil, he will get into another quickly; if he clear of one lawsuit, another will be commenced against him in a short time; if he is discharged and freed from a penalty he is justly subject to, it must be done again and again; he will fall into the same evil, and there is no end of appearing, for him and serving him; a wrathful man brings himself into great trouble, as may be seen in Shimei, ( 2 Samuel 16:7 ) ( 1 Kings 2:46 ) .

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