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.
Proverbs 27:11 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
27:11 Reproacheth - For being the father of a wicked son.
LibraryThe 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
Epistle xxvii. To Anastasius, Bishop.
Second Sunday Before Lent
Now then, you kings, act wisely! Be warned, you rulers of the earth!
Then I can answer those who taunt me, for I trust in your word.
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.
The proverbs of Solomon: A wise child brings joy to a father; a foolish child brings grief to a mother.
My child, if your heart is wise, my own heart will rejoice!
So give your father and mother joy! May she who gave you birth be happy.
Lazy people consider themselves smarter than seven wise counselors.
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