Proverbs 14:35
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New International Version
A king delights in a wise servant, but a shameful servant arouses his fury.

New Living Translation
A king rejoices in wise servants but is angry with those who disgrace him.

English Standard Version
A servant who deals wisely has the king’s favor, but his wrath falls on one who acts shamefully.

New American Standard Bible
The king's favor is toward a servant who acts wisely, But his anger is toward him who acts shamefully.

King James Bible
The king's favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A king favors a wise servant, but his anger falls on a disgraceful one.

International Standard Version
The king approves the wise servant, but he is angry at anyone who acts shamefully.

NET Bible
The king shows favor to a wise servant, but his wrath falls on one who acts shamefully.

New Heart English Bible
The king's favor is toward a servant who deals wisely, but his wrath is toward one who causes shame.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The pleasure of the King is with an understanding Servant, and by the wisdom of his soul evil is overthrown. He that trusts that he has no sins is righteous, but passion will destroy even wise men.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A king is delighted with a servant who acts wisely, but he is furious with one who acts shamefully.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The king's favour is toward a servant that dealeth wisely; But his wrath striketh him that dealeth shamefully.

New American Standard 1977
The king’s favor is toward a servant who acts wisely,
            But his anger is toward him who acts shamefully.



Jubilee Bible 2000
The king's favour is toward the wise slave, but his wrath is against him that causes shame.

King James 2000 Bible
The king's favor is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causes shame.

American King James Version
The king's favor is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causes shame.

American Standard Version
The king's favor is toward a servant that dealeth wisely; But his wrath will be against him that causeth shame.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A wise servant is acceptable to the king: he that is good for nothing shall feel his anger.

Darby Bible Translation
The king's favour is toward a wise servant; but his wrath is [against] him that causeth shame.

English Revised Version
The king's favour is toward a servant that dealeth wisely: but his wrath shall be against him that causeth shame.

Webster's Bible Translation
The king's favor is towards a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.

World English Bible
The king's favor is toward a servant who deals wisely, but his wrath is toward one who causes shame.

Young's Literal Translation
The favour of a king is to a wise servant, And an object of his wrath is one causing shame!

Study Bible
Every Wise Woman Builds Her House
34Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people. 35The king's favor is toward a servant who acts wisely, But his anger is toward him who acts shamefully.
Cross References
Matthew 24:45
Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of his household, to give the others their food at the proper time?

Matthew 24:47
Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions.

Matthew 25:21
His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your master!'

Matthew 25:23
His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your master!'

Proverbs 14:34
Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people.

Proverbs 22:11
He who loves purity of heart And whose speech is gracious, the king is his friend.
Treasury of Scripture

The king's favor is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causes shame.

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Proverbs 29:12 If a ruler listen to lies, all his servants are wicked.

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Matthew 24:45-51 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has made ruler …

Luke 12:42-48 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom …

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Verse 35. - The king's favour is toward a wise servant; servant that dealeth wisely (Revised Version). Thus Joseph was advanced to the highest post in Egypt, owing to the wisdom which he displayed; so, too, in the case of Daniel (comp. Matthew 24:45, 47). But his wrath is against him that causeth shame; literally, he that doeth shamefully shall be (the object of) his wrath. The Vulgate translates, Iracundiam ejus inutilis sustinebit; the Septuagint makes the second clause parallel to the first, "An intelligent servant is acceptable to the king, and by his expertness (εὐτοροφίᾳ) he removeth disgrace." Then is added, before the first verse of the next chapter, a paragraph which looks like an explanation of the present clause, or an introduction to ver. 1 of ch. 15.: "Anger destroyeth even the prudent."



The king's favour is toward a wise servant,.... Who does his prince's business well, committed to him; manages all his affairs wisely and prudently; is diligent and careful to do everything for the king's honour, and the good of his subjects; such an one has a share in royal favour, a place in the affections of his master; and is sure to be promoted to honour by him, and exalted to higher places of trust and profit, as well as to be protected and defended by him: so Christ, the King of kings, shows favour to his wise and faithful servants, Luke 12:42;

but his wrath is against him that causeth shame; who neglects his business, or does it foolishly; in such a manner as his prince is ashamed of him, and which brings shame and disgrace to himself; all which provokes the anger of his master, who discharges him from his service, and this fixes a mark of infamy upon him; see Luke 12:45. 35. wise—discreet or prudent.

causeth shame—(Pr 10:5; 12:4) acts basely. 14:18. Sin is the shame of sinners; but wisdom is the honour of the wise. 19. Even bad men acknowledge the excellency of God's people. 20. Friendship in the world is governed by self-interest. It is good to have God our Friend; he will not desert us. 21. To despise a man for his employment or appearance is a sin. 22. How wisely those consult their own interest, who not only do good, but devise it! 23. Labour of the head, or of the hand, will turn to some good account. But if men's religion runs all out in talk and noise, they will come to nothing. 24. The riches of men of wisdom and piety enlarge their usefulness. 25. An upright man will venture the displeasure of the greatest, to bring truth to light. 26,27. Those who fear the Lord so as to obey and serve him, have a strong ground of confidence, and will be preserved. Let us seek to this Fountain of life, that we may escape the snares of death. 28. Let all that wish well to the kingdom of Christ, do what they can, that many may be added to his church. 29. A mild, patient man is one that learns of Christ, who is Wisdom itself. Unbridled passion is folly made known. 30. An upright, contented, and benevolent mind, tends to health. 31. To oppress the poor is to reproach our Creator. 32. The wicked man has his soul forced from him; he dies in his sins, under the guilt and power of them. But godly men, though they have pain and some dread of death, have the blessed hope, which God, who cannot lie, has given them. 33. Wisdom possesses the heart, and thus regulates the affections and tempers. 34. Piety and holiness always promote industry, sobriety, and honesty. 35. The great King who reigns over heaven and earth, will reward faithful servants who honour his gospel by the proper discharge of the duties of their stations: he despises not the services of the lowest.
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