Proverbs 29:3
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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.

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

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Spendeth ... - The laws of parallelism would lead us to expect "troubleth his father," but that is passed over as a thing about which the profligate would not care, and he is reminded of what comes home to him, that he is on the road to ruin.

The king - The ruler, as the supreme fountain of all justice, and as the ideal judge, is contrasted with the taker of bribers.

Proverbs 29:3 Parallel Commentaries

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The Baptismal Covenant Can be Kept Unbroken. Aim and Responsibility of Parents.
We have gone "to the Law and to the Testimony" to find out what the nature and benefits of Baptism are. We have gathered out of the Word all the principal passages bearing on this subject. We have grouped them together, and studied them side by side. We have noticed that their sense is uniform, clear, and strong. Unless we are willing to throw aside all sound principles of interpretation, we can extract from the words of inspiration only one meaning, and that is that the baptized child is, by virtue
G. H. Gerberding—The Way of Salvation in the Lutheran Church

For, Concerning False Witness, which is Set Down in the Ten Commands of The...
36. For, concerning false witness, which is set down in the ten commands of the Law, it can indeed in no wise be contended that love of truth may at heart be preserved, and false witness brought forth to him unto whom the witness is borne. For, when it is said to God only, then it is only in the heart that the truth is to be embraced: but when it is said to man, then must we with the mouth also of the body bring forth truth, because man is not an inspector of the heart. But then, touching the witness
St. Augustine—On Lying

Cross References
Luke 15:30
but when this son of yours came, who has devoured your wealth with prostitutes, you killed the fattened 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.

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