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Proverbs 19:29

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

Read Proverbs 19:29 Using Other Translations

Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.
Condemnation is ready for scoffers, and beating for the backs of fools.
Punishment is made for mockers, and the backs of fools are made to be beaten.

What does Proverbs 19:29 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.

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