English Standard Version
My son, if your heart is wise, my heart too will be glad.
King James Bible
My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.
American Standard Version
My son, if thy heart be wise, My heart will be glad, even mine:
My son, if thy mind be wise, my heart shall rejoice with thee:
English Revised Version
My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall be glad, even mine:
Webster's Bible Translation
My son, if thy heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.
Proverbs 23:15 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
Another case in which good words are lost:
Speak not to the ears of a fool,
For he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
To speak in the ears of any one, does not mean to whisper to him, to so to speak that it is distinctly perceived. כּסיל, as we have no often explained, is the intellectually heavy and dull, like pinguis and tardus; Arab. balyd, clumsy, intellectually immoveable (cf. bld, the place where one places himself firmly down, which one makes his point of gravity). The heart of such an one is covered over (Psalm 119:70), as with grease, against all impressions of better knowledge; he has for the knowledge which the words spoken design to impart to him, no susceptibility, no mind, but only contempt. The construction בּוּז ל has been frequently met with from Proverbs 6:30.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.
Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him who reproaches me.
He who loves wisdom makes his father glad, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.
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