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Proverbs 29:21

    Proverbs 29:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at the length.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He that delicately brings up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at the length.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child Shall have him become a son at the last.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If a servant is gently cared for from his early years, he will become a cause of sorrow in the end.

    Webster's Revision

    He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child Shall have him become a son at the last.

    World English Bible

    He who pampers his servant from youth will have him become a son in the end.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become a son at the last.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 29:21

    He that delicately bringeth up his servant - Such persons are generally forgetful of their obligations, assume the rights and privileges of children, and are seldom good for any thing.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 29:21

    Son - The Hebrew word occurs here only and is therefore of doubtful meaning. The favored slave, petted and pampered from boyhood, will claim at last the privilege, perhaps the inheritance, of sonship.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 29:21

    29:21 Delicately - Allowing him too much freedom, and familiarity. A son - Will find him at last grow insolent, and forgetful of his servile condition.