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Proverbs 29:15

    Proverbs 29:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself brings his mother to shame.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The rod and reproof give wisdom; But a child left to himself causeth shame to his mother.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The rod and sharp words give wisdom: but a child who is not guided is a cause of shame to his mother.

    Webster's Revision

    The rod and reproof give wisdom; But a child left to himself causeth shame to his mother.

    World English Bible

    The rod of correction gives wisdom, but a child left to himself causes shame to his mother.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself causeth shame to his mother.

    Definitions for Proverbs 29:15

    Reproof - A scolding; rebuke.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 29:15

    Left to himself - The condition of one who has been pampered and indulged. The mother who yields weakly is as guilty of abandoning the child she spoils, as if she cast him forth; and for her evil neglect, there shall fall upon her the righteous punishment of shame and ignominy.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 29:15

    29:15 Left - Suffered to follow his own will without restraint and chastening.