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Proverbs 30:10

    Proverbs 30:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Accuse not a servant unto his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be found guilty.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Accuse not a servant to his master, lest he curse you, and you be found guilty.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Slander not a servant unto his master, Lest he curse thee, and thou be held guilty.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Do not say evil of a servant to his master, or he will put a curse on you, and you will get into trouble.

    Webster's Revision

    Slander not a servant unto his master, Lest he curse thee, and thou be held guilty.

    World English Bible

    "Don't slander a servant to his master, lest he curse you, and you be held guilty.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Slander not a servant unto his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be held guilty.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 30:10

    Accuse not a servant - Do not bring a false accusation against a servant, lest thou be found guilty of the falsehood, and he curse thee for having traduced his character, and in his turn traduce thine. In general, do not meddle with other people's servants.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 30:10

    Accuse not a servant - The prayer in Proverbs 30:8 does not shut out, sympathy with those who are less favored. Even the slave has a right to protection against frivolous or needless accusation. Others, however, render the words Make not a slave to accuse his master, i. e., Do not make him discontented with his lot, lest he afterward curse thee for having made it worse than it was.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 30:10

    30:10 Accuse not - Without sufficient cause: for otherwise, in some cases this may be a duty. Curse thee - Desire God to punish thee. Guilty - By God, who is ready to plead the cause of the afflicted.