Proverbs 28:7
New International Version
A discerning son heeds instruction, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.

New Living Translation
Young people who obey the law are wise; those with wild friends bring shame to their parents.

English Standard Version
The one who keeps the law is a son with understanding, but a companion of gluttons shames his father.

Berean Study Bible
A discerning son keeps the law, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.

New American Standard Bible
He who keeps the law is a discerning son, But he who is a companion of gluttons humiliates his father.

King James Bible
Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father.

Christian Standard Bible
A discerning son keeps the law, but a companion of gluttons humiliates his father.

Contemporary English Version
It makes good sense to obey the Law of God, but you disgrace your parents if you make friends with worthless nobodies.

Good News Translation
Young people who obey the law are intelligent. Those who make friends with good-for-nothings are a disgrace to their parents.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A discerning son keeps the law, but a companion of gluttons humiliates his father.

International Standard Version
Whoever keeps the Law is a discerning son, but whoever keeps company with gluttons brings shame to his father.

NET Bible
The one who keeps the law is a discerning child, but a companion of gluttons brings shame to his parents.

New Heart English Bible
Whoever keeps the Law is a wise son; but he who is a companion of gluttons shames his father.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that keeps the law is an intelligent son and he that serves worthlessness shames his father.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever follows [God's] teachings is a wise son. Whoever associates with gluttons disgraces his father.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A wise son observeth the teaching; but he that is a companion of gluttonous men shameth his father.

New American Standard 1977
He who keeps the law is a discerning son, But he who is a companion of gluttons humiliates his father.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Whosoever keeps the law is a wise son, but he that is a companion of gluttons shames his father.

King James 2000 Bible
Whosoever keeps the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of gluttonous men shames his father.

American King James Version
Whoever keeps the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shames his father.

American Standard Version
Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son; But he that is a companion of gluttons shameth his father.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A wise son keeps the law: but he that keeps up debauchery dishonours his father.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that feedeth gluttons, shameth his father.

Darby Bible Translation
Whoso observeth the law is a son that hath understanding; but he that is a companion of profligates bringeth shame to his father.

English Revised Version
Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of gluttonous men shameth his father.

Webster's Bible Translation
He who keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father.

World English Bible
Whoever keeps the law is a wise son; but he who is a companion of gluttons shames his father.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is keeping the law is an intelligent son, And a friend of gluttons, Doth cause his father to blush.
Study Bible
The Boldness of the Righteous
6Better a poor man who walks with integrity than a rich man whose ways are perverse. 7A discerning son keeps the law, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father. 8He who increases his wealth by interest and usury lays it up for another, who will be kind to the poor.…
Cross References
Proverbs 23:20
Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat.

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

Treasury of Scripture

Whoever keeps the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shames his father.

keepeth

Proverbs 2:1
My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;

Proverbs 3:1
My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:

but

Proverbs 28:24
Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.

Proverbs 19:26
He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.

Proverbs 23:19-22
Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way…

is a companion of riotous men







Lexicon
A discerning
מֵבִ֑ין (mê·ḇîn)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 995: To separate mentally, understand

son
בֵּ֣ן (bên)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

keeps
נוֹצֵ֣ר (nō·w·ṣêr)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5341: To watch, guard, keep

the law,
תּ֭וֹרָה (tō·w·rāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8451: Direction, instruction, law

but a companion
וְרֹעֶה (wə·rō·‘eh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7462: To tend a, flock, pasture it, in, to graze, to rule, to associate with

of gluttons
זֽ֝וֹלְלִ֗ים (zō·wl·lîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2151: To shake, to quake, to be loose morally, worthless, prodigal

disgraces
יַכְלִ֥ים (yaḵ·lîm)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3637: To wound, to taunt, insult

his father.
אָבִֽיו׃ (’ā·ḇîw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father
Verse 7. - Whoso keepeth the Law is a wise son. "Law" is torah, as ver. 4; but it seems here to include not only the Decalogue, but also the father's instruction and commands. Such an obedient and prudent son brings honour and joy to a parent's heart (see Proverbs 10:1; Proverbs 29:3). He that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father; literally, he that feedeth, hath fellowship with, gluttons (Proverbs 23:20). The son who herds with debauchers, and wastes his substance in riotous living, brings shame on, wounds, and insults, all connected with him. Such a one transgresses the Law and his father's commands, and brings them into contempt (comp. Proverbs 27:11). Hence the antithesis of the two clauses. Septuagint, "He that cherishes debauchery (ποιμαίνει ἀσωτίαν) dishonours his father." Ἀσωτία occurs only in 2 Macc. 6:4, but is common in the New Testament; e.g., Ephesians 5:18; Titus 1:6. 28:1 Sin makes men cowards. Whatever difficulties the righteous meet in the way of duty, they are not daunted. 2. National sins disturb the public repose. 3. If needy persons get opportunities of oppressing, their extortion will be more severe than that of the more wealthy. 4. Wicked people strengthen one another in wicked ways. 5. If a man seeks the Lord, it is a good sign that he understands much, and it is a good means of understanding more. 6. An honest, godly, poor man, is better than a wicked, ungodly, rich man; has more comfort in himself, and is a greater blessing to the world. 7. Companions of riotous men not only grieve their parents, but shame them. 8. That which is ill got, though it may increase much, will not last long. Thus the poor are repaid, and God is glorified. 9. The sinner at whose prayers God is angry, is one who obstinately refuses to obey God's commands. 10. The success of ungodly men is their own misery. 11. Rich men are so flattered, that they think themselves superior to others. 12. There is glory in the land when the righteous have liberty. 13. It is folly to indulge sin, and excuse it. He who covers his sins, shall not have any true peace. He who humbly confesses his sins, with true repentance and faith, shall find mercy from God. The Son of God is our great atonement. Under a deep sense of our guilt and danger, we may claim salvation from that mercy which reigns through righteousness unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ our Lord. 14. There is a fear which causes happiness. Faith and love will deliver from the fear of eternal misery; but we should always fear offending God, and fear sinning against him. 15. A wicked ruler, whatever we may call him, this scripture calls a roaring lion, and a ranging bear. 16. Oppressors want understanding; they do not consult their own honour, ease, and safety. 17. The murderer shall be haunted with terrors. None shall desire to save him from deserved punishment, nor pity him.
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