Proverbs 27:11
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New International Version
Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart; then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt.

King James Bible
My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.

Darby Bible Translation
Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, that I may have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me.

World English Bible
Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart, then I can answer my tormentor.

Young's Literal Translation
Be wise, my son, and rejoice my heart. And I return my reproacher a word.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thine own friend - A well and long tried friend is invaluable. Him that has been a friend to thy family never forget, and never neglect. And, in the time of adversity, rather apply to such a one, than go to thy nearest relative, who keeps himself at a distance.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

be wise

Proverbs 10:1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

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

Proverbs 23:15,16,24,25 My son, if your heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine...

Ecclesiastes 2:18-21 Yes, I hated all my labor which I had taken under the sun: because I should leave it to the man that shall be after me...

2 John 1:4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of your children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.

that I

Psalm 119:42 So shall I have with which to answer him that reproaches me: for I trust in your word.

Psalm 127:4,5 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth...

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To-Morrow
A sermon (No. 94) delivered on Sabbath morning, August 25, 1856, by C. H. Spurgeon at Maberley Chapel, Kingsland, on behalf of the Metropolitan Benefit Societies' Asylum, Ball's Pond Road, Islington. "Boast not thyself of to-morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth."--Proverbs 27:1. God's most holy Word was principally written to inform us of the way to heaven, and to guide us in our path through this world to the realms of eternal life and light. But as if to teach us that God is
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

The Honored Servant
A Sermon (No. 2643) Intended for Reading on Lord's Day, October 8th 1899, delivered by C. H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington on Thursday Evening, June 22nd, 1882. "Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honored."--Proverbs 27:18. In Solomon's day every man sat under his own vine and fig tree, and there was peace throughout the whole country. Then, God's law about dividing out the land among the people so that every man
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

How those who Fear Scourges and those who Contemn them are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 14.) Differently to be admonished are those who fear scourges, and on that account live innocently, and those who have grown so hard in wickedness as not to be corrected even by scourges. For those who fear scourges are to be told by no means to desire temporal goods as being of great account, seeing that bad men also have them, and by no means to shun present evils as intolerable, seeing they are not ignorant how for the most part good men also are touched by them. They are to be admonished
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

The Call of Matthew.
(at or Near Capernaum.) ^A Matt. IX. 9; ^B Mark II. 13, 14; ^C Luke V. 27, 28. ^c 27 And after these thingsa [after the healing of the paralytic] he went forth, ^a again by the seaside [i. e., he left Capernaum, and sought the shore of the sea, which formed a convenient auditorium for him, and which was hence a favorite scene for his teaching]; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them. 14 And as he ^a Jesus passed by from thence, he saw ^c and beheld ^a a man, ^c a publican, named
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Psalm 2:10
Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth.

Psalm 119:42
then I can answer anyone who taunts me, for I trust in your word.

Psalm 127:5
Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.

Proverbs 10:1
The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.

Proverbs 23:15
My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad indeed;

Proverbs 23:25
May your father and mother rejoice; may she who gave you birth be joyful!

Proverbs 26:16
A sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven people who answer discreetly.

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