New International Version
A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders 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.
Proverbs 29:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But he that keepeth company - רעה roeh, he that feedeth harlots, יאבד yeabed, shall utterly destroy his substance. Has there ever been a single case to the contrary?
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But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!'
lest strangers feast on your wealth and your toil enrich the house of another.
For a prostitute can be had for a loaf of bread, but another man's wife preys on your very life.
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;
The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.
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