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Proverbs 27:22 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with bruised grain, Yet will not his foolishness depart from him.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, [yet] will not his foolishness depart from him.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Though you pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, [Yet] his foolishness will not depart from him.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Though thou shouldst bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, [yet] his foolishness will not depart from him.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— If thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his folly depart from him.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Though thou pound a fool in a mortar, amidst grain, with a pestle, his folly, will not depart from him.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— If thou dost beat the foolish in a mortar, Among washed things—with a pestle, His folly turneth not aside from off him.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Though thou shouldst bray a fool in the mortar, as when a pestle striketh upon sodden barley, his folly would not be taken from him.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Though thou shouldest bray a foole in a morter among wheate with a pestell, [yet] will not his foolishnesse depart from him.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Though thou scourge a fool, disgracing him in the midst of the council, thou wilt [still] in no wise remove his folly from him.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, [yet] will not his foolishness depart from him.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Though x518
(0518) Complement
A primitive particle; used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogitive, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence as a negative, not.
thou shouldest bray 3806
{3806} Prime
A primitive root; to butt or pound.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
(0853) Complement
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
a fool 191
{0191} Prime
From an unused root (meaning to be perverse); (figuratively) silly.
in a mortar 4388
{4388} Prime
From H3806; a mortar; by analogy a socket (of a tooth).
among 8432
{8432} Prime
From an unused root meaning to sever; a bisection, that is, (by implication) the centre.
wheat 7383
{7383} Prime
From H7322; (only plural), grits (as pounded).
with a pestle, 5940
{5940} Prime
From H5927; a pestle (as lifted).
[yet] will not x3808
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
his foolishness 200
{0200} Prime
From the same as H0191; silliness.
depart 5493
{5493} Prime
A primitive root; to turn off (literally or figuratively).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
from x4480
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
(5921) Complement
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 27:22

_ _ The obstinate wickedness of such is incurable by the heaviest inflictions.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 27:22

_ _ Solomon had said (Proverbs 22:15), The foolishness which is bound in the heart of a child may be driven out by the rod of correction, for then the mind is to be moulded, the vicious habits not having taken root; but here he shows that, if it be not done then, it will be next to impossible to do it afterwards; if the disease be inveterate, there is a danger of its being incurable. Can the Ethiopian change his skin? Observe, 1. Some are so bad that rough and severe methods must be used with them, after gentle means have been tried in vain; they must be brayed in a mortar. God will take this way with them by his judgments; the magistrates must take this way with them by the rigour of the law. Force must be used with those that will not be ruled by reason, and love, and their own interest. 2. Some are so incorrigibly bad that even those rough and severe methods do not answer the end, their foolishness will not depart from them, so fully are their hearts set in them to do evil; they are often under the rod and yet not humbled, in the furnace and yet not refined, but, like Ahaz, trespass yet more (2 Chronicles 28:22); and what remains then but that they should be rejected as reprobate silver?

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Proverbs 23:35 They have stricken me, [shalt thou say, and] I was not sick; they have beaten me, [and] I felt [it] not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.
Exodus 12:30 And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for [there was] not a house where [there was] not one dead.
Exodus 14:5 And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against the people, and they said, Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us?
Exodus 15:9 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
2 Chronicles 28:22-23 And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the LORD: this [is that] king Ahaz. ... For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, which smote him: and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Syria help them, [therefore] will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.
Isaiah 1:5 Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
Jeremiah 5:3 O LORD, [are] not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, [but] they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.
Jeremiah 44:15-16 Then all the men which knew that their wives had burned incense unto other gods, and all the women that stood by, a great multitude, even all the people that dwelt in the land of Egypt, in Pathros, answered Jeremiah, saying, ... [As for] the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of the LORD, we will not hearken unto thee.
Revelation 16:10-11 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, ... And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
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