Proverbs 23:24
New International Version
The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.

New Living Translation
The father of godly children has cause for joy. What a pleasure to have children who are wise.

English Standard Version
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.

Berean Study Bible
The father of a righteous man will greatly rejoice, and he who fathers a wise son will delight 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.

New King James Version
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who begets a wise child will delight in him.

New American Standard Bible
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.

NASB 1995
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who sires a wise son will be glad in him.

NASB 1977
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who begets a wise son will be glad in him.

Amplified Bible
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who sires a wise child will have joy in him.

Christian Standard Bible
The father of a righteous son will rejoice greatly, and one who fathers a wise son will delight in him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The father of a righteous son will rejoice greatly, and one who fathers a wise son will delight in him.

American Standard Version
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; And he that begetteth a wise child will have joy of him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The father of the righteous will exult and leap for joy, and he that begets a wise son, and his father will rejoice in him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A righteous father brings up his children well; and his soul rejoices over a wise son.

Contemporary English Version
Make your father truly happy by living right and showing sound judgment.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The father of the just rejoiceth greatly: he that hath begotten a wise son, shall have joy in him.

English Revised Version
The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.

Good News Translation
A righteous person's parents have good reason to be happy. You can take pride in a wise child.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A righteous person's father will certainly rejoice. Someone who has a wise son will enjoy him.

International Standard Version
The father of a righteous person will greatly rejoice; whoever fathers a wise son will be glad because of him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; And he that begetteth a wise child will have joy of him.

Literal Standard Version
The father of the righteous rejoices greatly, "" The begetter of the wise rejoices in him.

NET Bible
The father of a righteous person will rejoice greatly; whoever fathers a wise child will have joy in him.

New Heart English Bible
The father of the righteous has great joy. Whoever fathers a wise child delights in 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
True Riches
23Invest in truth and never sell it—in wisdom and instruction and understanding. 24The father of a righteous man will greatly rejoice, and he who fathers a wise son will delight in him. 25May your father and mother be glad, and may she who gave you birth rejoice!…

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

Proverbs 15:20
A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.

Proverbs 23:15
My son, if your heart is wise, my own heart will indeed rejoice.

Proverbs 29:3
A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.


Treasury of Scripture

The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begets a wise child shall have joy of him.

father

Proverbs 23:15,16
My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine…

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

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

shall have

Philemon 1:19
I Paul have written it with mine own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides.









Verse 24. - The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice. The father of a righteous son who has won truth and profited by the possession has good cause to be glad (Proverbs 10:1). Septuagint erroneously, "A righteous father brings up children well." The second clause repeats the first in different words, with the further idea that the wise son affords his father practical proof of the excellence of his moral training. The contrast is seen in Proverbs 17:21.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The father
אֲבִ֣י (’ă·ḇî)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1: Father

of a righteous man
צַדִּ֑יק (ṣad·dîq)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6662: Just, righteous

will greatly rejoice,
גִּ֣יל (gîl)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 1523: To spin round, rejoice, fear

and he who fathers
וְיוֹלֵ֥ד (wə·yō·w·lêḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

a wise son
חָ֝כָ֗ם (ḥā·ḵām)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2450: Wise

will delight in him.
יִשְׂמַח־ (yiś·maḥ-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8055: To brighten up, be, blithe, gleesome


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