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

Other Translations of Proverbs 29:21

New International Version

21 A servant pampered from youth will turn out to be insolent.

English Standard Version

21 Whoever pampers his servant from childhood will in the end find him his heir.The meaning of the Hebrew word rendered his heir is uncertain

The Message

21 If you let people treat you like a doormat, you'll be quite forgotten in the end.

New King James Version

21 He who pampers his servant from childhood Will have him as a son in the end.

New Living Translation

21 A servant pampered from childhood will become a rebel.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 29:21

Commentary on Proverbs 29:21

(Read Proverbs 29:21)

Good usage to a servant does not mean indulgence, which would ruin even a child. The body is a servant to the soul; those that humour it, and are over-tender of it, will find it forget its place.