New International Version
The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.
King James Bible
The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.
Darby Bible Translation
The father of a righteous [man] shall greatly rejoice, and he that begetteth a wise [son] shall have joy of him:
World English Bible
The father of the righteous has great joy. Whoever fathers a wise child delights in him.
Young's Literal Translation
The father of the righteous rejoiceth greatly, The begetter of the wise rejoiceth in him.
Proverbs 23:24 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Buy the truth - Acquire the knowledge of God at all events; and in order to do this, too much pains, industry, and labor cannot be expended.
And sell it not - When once acquired, let no consideration deprive thee of it. Cleave to and guard it, even at the risk of thy life. Coverdale translates: "Labour for to get the treuth; sell not awaye wissdome."
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'My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine. 16. Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things. 17. Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long. 18. For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off. 19. Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way. 20. Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: 21. For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness …
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Three Important Precepts
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Of Internal Acts
The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad indeed;
A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.
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