PROVERBS 24:29

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work.”

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Proverbs 24:29 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Say תֹּאמַ֗ר To say (used with great latitude) Say
not, אַל Not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing not
I will do עָֽשָׂה To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application do
so כֵּ֤ן Properly, set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjunction) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles) so
to him as כַּאֲשֶׁ֣ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc to him as
he hath done אֶֽעֱשֶׂה To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application done
to me: I will render אָשִׁ֖יב To turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbial, again render
to the man לָאִ֣ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) man
according to his work. כְּפָעֳלֽוֹ׃ An act or work (concretely) according work

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  • 27  Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.

  • 28  Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive not with thy lips.

  • 29  Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work.

  • 30  I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;

  • 31  And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.




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