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

New Living Translation
The man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but if he hangs around with prostitutes, his wealth is wasted.

English Standard Version
He who loves wisdom makes his father glad, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.

Berean Study Bible
A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.

New American Standard Bible
A man who loves wisdom makes his father glad, But he who keeps company with harlots wastes his wealth.

King James Bible
Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.

Christian Standard Bible
A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but one who consorts with prostitutes destroys his wealth.

Contemporary English Version
If you love wisdom your parents will be glad, but chasing after bad women will cost you everything.

Good News Translation
If you appreciate wisdom, your parents will be proud of you. It is a foolish waste to spend money on prostitutes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but one who consorts with prostitutes destroys his wealth.

International Standard Version
The man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but anyone who consorts with immoral women squanders his wealth.

NET Bible
The man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but whoever associates with prostitutes wastes his wealth.

New Heart English Bible
Whoever loves wisdom brings joy to his father; but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A man that loves wisdom gladdens his father and he that traffics with prostitution will destroy his possessions.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A person who loves wisdom makes his father happy, but one who pays prostitutes wastes his wealth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father; But he that keepeth company with harlots wasteth his substance.

New American Standard 1977
A man who loves wisdom makes his father glad, But he who keeps company with harlots wastes his wealth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Whosoever loves wisdom causes his father to rejoice, but he that maintains harlots shall lose his inheritance.

King James 2000 Bible
Whosoever loves wisdom rejoices his father: but he that keeps company with harlots wastes his substance.

American King James Version
Whoever loves wisdom rejoices his father: but he that keeps company with harlots spends his substance.

American Standard Version
Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father; But he that keepeth company with harlots wasteth his'substance.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A man that loveth wisdom, rejoiceth his father: but he that maintaineth bar lots, shall squander away his substance.

Darby Bible Translation
Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father; but he that is a companion of harlots destroyeth [his] substance.

English Revised Version
Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots wasteth his substance.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.

World English Bible
Whoever loves wisdom brings joy to his father; but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.

Young's Literal Translation
A man loving wisdom rejoiceth his father, And a friend of harlots destroyeth wealth.
Study Bible
The Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed
2When the righteous flourish, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan. 3A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth. 4By justice a king gives stability to the land, but a man who exacts tribute demolishes it.…
Cross References
Luke 15:30
But when this son of yours returns from squandering your wealth with prostitutes, you kill the fatted calf for him!'

Proverbs 5:10
lest strangers feast on your wealth, and your labors enrich the house of a foreigner.

Proverbs 6:26
For the levy of the prostitute is poverty, and the adulteress preys upon your very life.

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 23:24
The father of a righteous man will greatly rejoice, and he who fathers a wise son will delight in him.

Proverbs 27:11
Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart, so that I can answer him who taunts me.

Proverbs 28:7
A discerning son keeps the law, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.

Treasury of Scripture

Whoever loves wisdom rejoices his father: but he that keeps company with harlots spends his substance.

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Proverbs 10:1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father: but a foolish …

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

Proverbs 23:15,24,25 My son, if your heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine…

Proverbs 27:11 My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that …

Luke 1:13-17 But the angel said to him, Fear not, Zacharias: for your prayer is …

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Proverbs 5:8-10 Remove your way far from her, and come not near the door of her house…

Proverbs 6:26 For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: …

Proverbs 21:17,20 He that loves pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loves wine and …

Proverbs 28:7,19 Whoever keeps the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of …

Luke 15:13,30 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and …







(3) Whoso loveth wisdom . . .--This verse is illustrated by the parable of the prodigal son (see Luke 15).

Verse 3. - The first hemistich is a variation of Proverbs 10. I (where see note). Keepeth company with; literally, feedeth, as Proverbs 28:7. Harlots (see on Proverbs 6:26). Such vice leads to the wasting of substance (Luke 15:13), and the great sorrow of the parent. Septuagint, "But he that pastureth (ποιμαίνει) harlots shall waste wealth." Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father,.... He that is a philosopher, especially a religious one, that not only loves and seeks after natural wisdom, but moral wisdom and knowledge; and more particularly evangelical wisdom, Christ the Wisdom of God, who is to be valued and loved above all things; the Gospel of Christ, which is the wisdom of God in a mystery; and the knowledge of it which is the wisdom which comes from above and is pure and peaceable; and which lies much in the fear of God, and in the faith of Jesus Christ, attended with all the fruits of righteousness: such a son makes glad his father, both because of his temporal good, since he does not waste but improve the substance he has given him; and because of his spiritual and eternal welfare; and since instead of being a reproach he is an honour to him; see Proverbs 10:1;

but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance: his father has given him, and comes to want and beggary; all which is a grief to his parents: or, "that feeds harlots" (i); who live in a riotous and voluptuous manner, and soon drain a man of his substance, and bring him to a morsel of bread; see Luke 15:13; and such a son grieves his father, seeing he spends his substance and damns his soul.

(i) "nutrit", V. L. "pascit", Pagninus, Piscator, Gejerus, Schultens; "pascitur", Michaelis; "pascens", Montanus, Mercerus. 3. (Compare Pr 4:6, 7; 10:1, etc.).29:1 If God wounds, who can heal? The word of God warns all to flee from the wrath to come, to the hope set before us in Jesus Christ. 2. The people have cause to rejoice or mourn, as their rulers are righteous or wicked. 3. Divine wisdom best keeps us from ruinous lusts. 4. The Lord Jesus is the King who will minister true judgment to the people. 5. Flatterers put men off their guard, which betrays them into foolish conduct. 6. Transgressions always end in vexations. Righteous men walk at liberty, and walk in safety. 7. This verse is applicable to compassion for the distress of the poor, and the unfeeling disregard shown by the wicked. 8. The scornful mock at things sacred and serious. Men who promote religion, which is true wisdom, turn away the wrath of God. 9. If a wise man dispute with a conceited wrangler, he will be treated with anger or ridicule; and no good is done. 10. Christ told his disciples that they should be hated of all men. The just, whom the blood-thirsty hate, gladly do any thing for their salvation.
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