Proverbs 27:11
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New Living Translation
Be wise, my child, and make my heart glad. Then I will be able to answer my critics.

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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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

27:11 Reproacheth - For being the father of a wicked son.

Proverbs 27:11 Parallel Commentaries

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The Wandering Bird
A Sermon (No. 3453) published on Thursday, April 8th, 1915, delivered by C.H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place."--Proverbs 27:8. Solomon spoke from observation. He had seen certain persons of a vagrant kind, and he perceived that they seldom or never prospered. Moreover, he spoke from inspiration as well as from observation, hence the sagacity of the philosopher is in this case supported by the austerity
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

To-Morrow
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 not careless concerning our doings in the present scene, and that our benevolent Father is not inattentive to our happiness even in this state, he has furnished us with some excellent and wise maxims, which we may put in practice, not only in spiritual matters, but in temporal affairs also. I have
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 2: 1856

Epistle xxvii. To Anastasius, Bishop.
To Anastasius, Bishop. Gregory to Anastasius, Bishop of Antioch. I have received through the hands of our common son the deacon Sabinianus the longed for letter of your most sweet Holiness, in which the words have flowed not from your tongue but from your soul. And it is not surprising that one speaks well who lives perfectly. And, since you have learnt, through the Spirit teaching you in the school of the heart, the precepts of life--to despise all earthly things and to speed to the heavenly country,--in
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

Second Sunday Before Lent
Text: Second Corinthians 11, 19-33; 12, 1-9. 19 For ye bear with the foolish gladly, being wise yourselves. 20 For ye bear with a man, if he bringeth you into bondage, if he devoureth you, if he taketh you captive, if he exalteth himself, if he smiteth you on the face. 21 I speak by way of disparagement, as though we had been weak. Yet whereinsoever any is bold (I speak in foolishness), I am bold also. 22 Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. II

Cross References
Psalm 2:10
Now then, you kings, act wisely! Be warned, you rulers of the earth!

Psalm 119:42
Then I can answer those who taunt me, for I trust in your word.

Psalm 127:5
How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them! He will not be put to shame when he confronts his accusers at the city gates.

Proverbs 10:1
The proverbs of Solomon: A wise child brings joy to a father; a foolish child brings grief to a mother.

Proverbs 23:15
My child, if your heart is wise, my own heart will rejoice!

Proverbs 23:25
So give your father and mother joy! May she who gave you birth be happy.

Proverbs 26:16
Lazy people consider themselves smarter than seven wise counselors.

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