Proverbs 11:29
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English Standard Version
Whoever troubles his own household will inherit the wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise of heart.

King James Bible
He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

American Standard Version
He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind; And the foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that troubleth his own house, shall inherit the winds: and the fool shall serve the wise.

English Revised Version
He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

Proverbs 11:29 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

23 The desire of the righteous is nothing but good,

     The expectation of the godless is presumption.

This is usually explained with Fleischer: If the righteous wish for anything, their wish reaches to no other than a fortunate issue; but if the godless hope for anything, then there is to them in the end as their portion, not the good they hoped for, but wrath (Proverbs 10:28, cf. Proverbs 11:4). However, that עברה is at once to be understood thus, as in יום עברה, and that the phrase is to be rendered: the hope of the godless is God's wrath, is doubtful. But עברה denotes also want of moderation, and particularly in the form of presumption, Proverbs 21:24, Isaiah 16:6; and thus we gain the thought that the desire of the righteous is directed only to that which is good, and thus to an object that is attainable because well-pleasing to God, while on the contrary the hope of the godless consists only in the suggestions of their presumption, and thus is vain self-deceit. The punctuation תאות צדיקים is contrary to rule; correct texts have תאות צדיקים, for Dech stands before Athnach only if the Athnach-word has two syllables (Torath Emeth, p. 43; Accentssystem, xviii. 4).

Proverbs 11:29 Parallel Commentaries

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Genesis 34:30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, You have troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land...

Joshua 7:24,25 And Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, and the silver, and the garment, and the wedge of gold, and his sons...

1 Samuel 25:3,17,38 Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail: and she was a woman of good understanding...

Habakkuk 2:9,10 Woe to him that covets an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high...

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Ecclesiastes 5:16 And this also is a sore evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go: and what profit has he that has labored for the wind?

Hosea 8:7 For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it has no stalk; the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield...

Cross References
Proverbs 14:19
The evil bow down before the good, the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

Proverbs 15:27
Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household, but he who hates bribes will live.

Ecclesiastes 5:16
This also is a grievous evil: just as he came, so shall he go, and what gain is there to him who toils for the wind?

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