Proverbs 29:3
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New International Version
A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.

New Living Translation
The man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but if he hangs around with prostitutes, his wealth is wasted.

English Standard Version
He who loves wisdom makes his father glad, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.

New American Standard Bible
A man who loves wisdom makes his father glad, But he who keeps company with harlots wastes his wealth.

King James Bible
Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but one who consorts with prostitutes destroys his wealth.

International Standard Version
The man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but anyone who consorts with immoral women squanders his wealth.

NET Bible
The man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but whoever associates with prostitutes wastes his wealth.

New Heart English Bible
Whoever loves wisdom brings joy to his father; but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A man that loves wisdom gladdens his father and he that traffics with prostitution will destroy his possessions.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A person who loves wisdom makes his father happy, but one who pays prostitutes wastes his wealth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father; But he that keepeth company with harlots wasteth his substance.

New American Standard 1977
A man who loves wisdom makes his father glad,
            But he who keeps company with harlots wastes his wealth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Whosoever loves wisdom causes his father to rejoice, but he that maintains harlots shall lose his inheritance.

King James 2000 Bible
Whosoever loves wisdom rejoices his father: but he that keeps company with harlots wastes his substance.

American King James Version
Whoever loves wisdom rejoices his father: but he that keeps company with harlots spends his substance.

American Standard Version
Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father; But he that keepeth company with harlots wasteth his'substance.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A man that loveth wisdom, rejoiceth his father: but he that maintaineth bar lots, shall squander away his substance.

Darby Bible Translation
Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father; but he that is a companion of harlots destroyeth [his] substance.

English Revised Version
Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots wasteth his substance.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.

World English Bible
Whoever loves wisdom brings joy to his father; but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.

Young's Literal Translation
A man loving wisdom rejoiceth his father, And a friend of harlots destroyeth wealth.
Study Bible
The Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed
2When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, But when a wicked man rules, people groan. 3A man who loves wisdom makes his father glad, But he who keeps company with harlots wastes his wealth. 4The king gives stability to the land by justice, But a man who takes bribes overthrows it.…
Cross References
Luke 15:30
But when this son of yours returns from squandering your wealth with prostitutes, you kill the fatted calf for him!'

Proverbs 5:10
And strangers will be filled with your strength And your hard-earned goods will go to the house of an alien;

Proverbs 6:26
For on account of a harlot one is reduced to a loaf of bread, And an adulteress hunts for the precious life.

Proverbs 10:1
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish son is a grief to his mother.

Proverbs 15:20
A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother.

Proverbs 23:15
My son, if your heart is wise, My own heart also will be glad;

Proverbs 23:24
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who sires a wise son will be glad in him.

Proverbs 27:11
Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, That I may reply to him who reproaches me.

Proverbs 28:7
He who keeps the law is a discerning son, But he who is a companion of gluttons humiliates his father.
Treasury of Scripture

Whoever loves wisdom rejoices his father: but he that keeps company with harlots spends his substance.

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Proverbs 10:1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father: but a foolish …

Proverbs 15:20 A wise son makes a glad father: but a foolish man despises his mother.

Proverbs 23:15,24,25 My son, if your heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine…

Proverbs 27:11 My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that …

Luke 1:13-17 But the angel said to him, Fear not, Zacharias: for your prayer is …

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Proverbs 5:8-10 Remove your way far from her, and come not near the door of her house…

Proverbs 6:26 For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: …

Proverbs 21:17,20 He that loves pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loves wine and …

Proverbs 28:7,19 Whoever keeps the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of …

Luke 15:13,30 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and …

(3) Whoso loveth wisdom . . .--This verse is illustrated by the parable of the prodigal son (see Luke 15).

Verse 3. - The first hemistich is a variation of Proverbs 10. I (where see note). Keepeth company with; literally, feedeth, as Proverbs 28:7. Harlots (see on Proverbs 6:26). Such vice leads to the wasting of substance (Luke 15:13), and the great sorrow of the parent. Septuagint, "But he that pastureth (ποιμαίνει) harlots shall waste wealth." Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father,.... He that is a philosopher, especially a religious one, that not only loves and seeks after natural wisdom, but moral wisdom and knowledge; and more particularly evangelical wisdom, Christ the Wisdom of God, who is to be valued and loved above all things; the Gospel of Christ, which is the wisdom of God in a mystery; and the knowledge of it which is the wisdom which comes from above and is pure and peaceable; and which lies much in the fear of God, and in the faith of Jesus Christ, attended with all the fruits of righteousness: such a son makes glad his father, both because of his temporal good, since he does not waste but improve the substance he has given him; and because of his spiritual and eternal welfare; and since instead of being a reproach he is an honour to him; see Proverbs 10:1;

but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance: his father has given him, and comes to want and beggary; all which is a grief to his parents: or, "that feeds harlots" (i); who live in a riotous and voluptuous manner, and soon drain a man of his substance, and bring him to a morsel of bread; see Luke 15:13; and such a son grieves his father, seeing he spends his substance and damns his soul.

(i) "nutrit", V. L. "pascit", Pagninus, Piscator, Gejerus, Schultens; "pascitur", Michaelis; "pascens", Montanus, Mercerus. 3. (Compare Pr 4:6, 7; 10:1, etc.).29:1 If God wounds, who can heal? The word of God warns all to flee from the wrath to come, to the hope set before us in Jesus Christ. 2. The people have cause to rejoice or mourn, as their rulers are righteous or wicked. 3. Divine wisdom best keeps us from ruinous lusts. 4. The Lord Jesus is the King who will minister true judgment to the people. 5. Flatterers put men off their guard, which betrays them into foolish conduct. 6. Transgressions always end in vexations. Righteous men walk at liberty, and walk in safety. 7. This verse is applicable to compassion for the distress of the poor, and the unfeeling disregard shown by the wicked. 8. The scornful mock at things sacred and serious. Men who promote religion, which is true wisdom, turn away the wrath of God. 9. If a wise man dispute with a conceited wrangler, he will be treated with anger or ridicule; and no good is done. 10. Christ told his disciples that they should be hated of all men. The just, whom the blood-thirsty hate, gladly do any thing for their salvation.
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