Proverbs 11:29
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New International Version
Whoever brings ruin on their family will inherit only wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise.

New Living Translation
Those who bring trouble on their families inherit the wind. The fool will be a servant to the wise.

English Standard Version
Whoever troubles his own household will inherit the wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise of heart.

New American Standard Bible
He who troubles his own house will inherit wind, And the foolish will be servant to the wisehearted.

King James Bible
He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who brings ruin on his household will inherit the wind, and a fool will be a slave to someone whose heart is wise.

International Standard Version
Whoever troubles his household will inherit the wind, and the fool will be a servant to the wise.

NET Bible
The one who troubles his family will inherit nothing, and the fool will be a servant to the wise person.

New Heart English Bible
He who troubles his own house shall inherit the wind. The foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that builds his house with depravity will leave groanings to his children. He that does not remain quietly in his house will distribute the winds to his children and the fool will be Servant to the wise.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever brings trouble upon his family inherits [only] wind, and that stubborn fool becomes a slave to the wise in heart.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind; And the foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart.

New American Standard 1977
He who troubles his own house will inherit wind,
            And the foolish will be servant to the wisehearted.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that troubles his own house shall inherit the wind, and the fool shall be slave to the wise of heart.

King James 2000 Bible
He that troubles his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

American King James Version
He that troubles his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

American Standard Version
He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind; And the foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that troubleth his own house, shall inherit the winds: and the fool shall serve the wise.

Darby Bible Translation
He that troubleth his own house shall inherit wind; and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

English Revised Version
He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

World English Bible
He who troubles his own house shall inherit the wind. The foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is troubling his own house inheriteth wind, And a servant is the fool to the wise of heart.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
11:28. The true believer is a branch of the living Vine. When those that take root in the world wither, those who are grafted into Christ shall be fruitful. 29. He that brings trouble upon himself and his family, by carelessness, or by wickedness, shall be unable to keep and enjoy what he gets, as a man is unable to hold the wind, or to satisfy himself with it. 30. The righteous are as trees of life; and their influence upon earth, like the fruits of that tree, support and nourish the spiritual life in many. 31. Even the righteous, when they offend on earth, shall meet with sharp corrections; much more will the wicked meet the due reward of their sins. Let us then seek those blessings which our Surety purchased by his sufferings and death; let us seek to copy his example, and to keep his commandments.
Study Bible
A False Balance is an Abomination
28He who trusts in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like the green leaf. 29He who troubles his own house will inherit wind, And the foolish will be servant to the wisehearted. 30The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls.…
Cross References
Proverbs 14:19
The evil will bow down before the good, And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

Proverbs 15:27
He who profits illicitly troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live.

Ecclesiastes 5:16
This also is a grievous evil-- exactly as a man is born, thus will he die. So what is the advantage to him who toils for the wind?
Treasury of Scripture

He that troubles his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

that

Genesis 34:30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, You have troubled me to make me …

Joshua 7:24,25 And Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, …

1 Samuel 25:3,17,38 Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail: …

Habakkuk 2:9,10 Woe to him that covets an evil covetousness to his house, that he …

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Ecclesiastes 5:16 And this also is a sore evil, that in all points as he came, so shall …

Hosea 8:7 For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it …

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