Proverbs 17:2
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New International Version
A prudent servant will rule over a disgraceful son and will share the inheritance as one of the family.

New Living Translation
A wise servant will rule over the master's disgraceful son and will share the inheritance of the master's children.

English Standard Version
A servant who deals wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers.

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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son and share an inheritance among brothers.

International Standard Version
A prudent servant will rule in place of a disgraceful son and will share in the inheritance among brothers.

NET Bible
A servant who acts wisely will rule over an heir who behaves shamefully, and will share the inheritance along with the relatives.

New Heart 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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
An intelligent Servant will be authorized over a disgraceful son, and he will divide property among brothers.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A wise slave will become master over a son who acts shamefully, and he will share the inheritance with the brothers.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A servant that dealeth wisely shall have rule over a son that dealeth shamefully, And shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.

New American Standard 1977
A servant who acts wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully,
            And will share in the inheritance among brothers.

Jubilee Bible 2000
A prudent slave shall have rule over a son that causes shame and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.

King James 2000 Bible
A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causes shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.

American King James Version
A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causes shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brothers.

American Standard Version
A servant that dealeth wisely shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, And shall have part in the inheritance among the brethren.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A wise servant shall rule over foolish sons, and shall divide 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.

English Revised Version
A servant that dealeth wisely shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part in the inheritance among the brethren.

Webster's Bible Translation
A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of 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.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
17:1 These words recommend family love and peace, as needful for the comfort of human life. 2. The wise servant is more deserving, and more likely to appear one of the family, than a profligate son. 3. God tries the heart by affliction. He thus has often shown the sin remaining in the heart of the believer.
Study Bible
Better a Dry Morsel with Quietness
1Better is a dry morsel and quietness with it Than a house full of feasting with strife. 2A servant who acts wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully, And will share in the inheritance among brothers. 3The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, But the LORD tests hearts.…
Cross References
Proverbs 17:1
Better is a dry morsel and quietness with it Than a house full of feasting with strife.

Proverbs 17:3
The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, But the LORD tests hearts.
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