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Proverbs 29:1


The one who stiffens his neck 1  after numerous rebukes 2  will suddenly be destroyed 3  without remedy. 4 


1Sa 2:25,34; 1Ki 17:1; 1Ki 18:18; 1Ki 20:42; 1Ki 21:20-23; 1Ki 22:20-23,28,34-37; 2Ch 25:16; 2Ch 33:10; 2Ch 36:13; 2Ch 36:15-17; Ne 9:29; Pr 1:24-31; Pr 6:15; Pr 28:18; Isa 30:13,14; Isa 48:4; Jer 17:23; Jer 25:3-5; Jer 26:3-5; Jer 35:13-16; Zec 1:3-6; Zec 7:11-14; Mt 26:21-25; Joh 6:70,71; Joh 13:10,11,18,26; Ac 1:18,25; 1Th 5:3

NET © Notes

tn The idiom “to harden the neck” (מַקְשֶׁה־עֹרֶף, maqsheh-oref) is the idea of resisting the rebukes and persisting in obstinacy (e.g., Exod 32:9). The opposite of a “stiff neck” would be the bending back, i.e., submission.

tn The Hebrew construction is אִישׁ תּוֹכָחוֹת (’ish tokhakhot, “a man of rebukes”), meaning “a man who has (or receives) many rebukes.” This describes a person who is deserving of punishment and who has been given many warnings. The text says, then, “a man of rebukes hardening himself.”

sn The stubborn person refuses to listen; he will suddenly be destroyed when the calamity strikes (e.g., Prov 6:15; 13:18; 15:10).

tn Or “healing” (NRSV).

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