Proverbs 19:29

29 Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.

Proverbs 19:29 in Other Translations

KJV
29 Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.
ESV
29 Condemnation is ready for scoffers, and beating for the backs of fools.
NLT
29 Punishment is made for mockers, and the backs of fools are made to be beaten.
MSG
29 The irreverent have to learn reverence the hard way; only a slap in the face brings fools to attention.
CSB
29 Judgments are prepared for mockers, and beatings 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 Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.
28 A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.
29 Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Deuteronomy 25:2; Proverbs 26:3