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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice, and he that begets a wise child shall have joy with him.

King James 2000 Bible
The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begets a wise child shall have joy in him.

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

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
The father of a righteous [man] shall greatly rejoice, and he that begetteth a wise [son] shall have joy of him:

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

Webster's Bible Translation
The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of 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.
Study Bible
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.







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

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

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

and he who fathers
וְיוֹלֵ֥ד (wə·yō·w·lêḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 2450: Wise

will delight in him.
יִשְׂמַח־ (yiś·maḥ-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8055: To brighten up, be, blithe, gleesome
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. 23:19-28 The gracious Saviour who purchased pardon and peace for his people, with all the affection of a tender parent, counsels us to hear and be wise, and is ready to guide our hearts in his way. Here we have an earnest call to young people, to attend to the advice of their godly parents. If the heart be guided, the steps will be guided. Buy the truth, and sell it not; be willing to part with any thing for it. Do not part with it for pleasures, honours, riches, or any thing in this world. The heart is what the great God requires. We must not think to divide the heart between God and the world; he will have all or none. Look to the rule of God's word, the conduct of his providence, and the good examples of his people. Particular cautions are given against sins most destructive to wisdom and grace in the soul. It is really a shame to make a god of the belly. Drunkenness stupifies men, and then all goes to ruin. Licentiousness takes away the heart that should be given to God. Take heed of any approaches toward this sin, it is very hard to retreat from it. It bewitches men to their ruin.
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