Proverbs 17:2
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

29 A man of violence enticeth his neighbour,

     And leadeth him in a way which is not good.

Cf. Genesis 4:8. The subject is not moral enticement, but enticement to some place or situation which facilitates to the violent man the carrying out of his violent purpose (misdemeanour, robbery, extortion, murder). חמס (here with אישׁ at Proverbs 3:31) is the injustice of club-law, the conduct of him who puts his superior power in godless rudeness in the place of God, Habakkuk 1:11, cf. Job 12:6. "A way not good" (cf. Psalm 36:5) is the contradictory contrast of the good way: one altogether evil and destructive.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

wise

Proverbs 11:29 He that troubles his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

Proverbs 14:35 The king's favor is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causes shame.

Genesis 24:4 But you shall go to my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife to my son Isaac.

Ecclesiastes 4:13 Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished.

that

Proverbs 10:5 He that gathers in summer is a wise son: but he that sleeps in harvest is a son that causes shame.

Proverbs 19:26 He that wastes his father, and chases away his mother, is a son that causes shame, and brings reproach.

Proverbs 29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself brings his mother to shame.

Cross References
Proverbs 17:1
Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife.

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

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