Proverbs 17:2
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New American Standard Bible
A servant who acts wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully, And will share in the inheritance among brothers.

King James Bible
A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.

Darby Bible Translation
A wise servant shall rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part in the inheritance among the brethren.

World English Bible
A servant who deals wisely will rule over a son who causes shame, and shall have a part in the inheritance among the brothers.

Young's Literal Translation
A wise servant ruleth over a son causing shame, And in the midst of brethren He apportioneth an inheritance.

Proverbs 17:2 Parallel
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The "servant," it must be remembered, was a slave, but (as in such cases as Genesis 15:2; 2 Samuel 16:4) might succeed to the inheritance.

Proverbs 17:2 Parallel Commentaries

The Unrivalled Friend
A sermon (No. 899) delivered on Lord's Day morning, November 7th, 1869, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity."--Proverbs 17:17. There is one thing about the usefulness of which all men are agreed, namely, friendship; but most men are soon aware that counterfeits of friendship are common as autumn leaves. Few men enjoy from others the highest and truest form of friendship. The friendships of this world are
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

The Raising of the Young Man of Nain - the Meeting of Life and Death.
THAT early spring-tide in Galilee was surely the truest realisation of the picture in the Song of Solomon, when earth clad herself in garments of beauty, and the air was melodious with songs of new life. [2625] It seemed as if each day marked a widening circle of deepest sympathy and largest power on the part of Jesus; as if each day also brought fresh surprise, new gladness; opened hitherto unthought-of possibilities, and pointed Israel far beyond the horizon of their narrow expectancy. Yesterday
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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