Proverbs 23:15
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English Standard Version
My son, if your heart is wise, my heart too will be glad.

King James Bible
My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.

American Standard Version
My son, if thy heart be wise, My heart will be glad, even mine:

Douay-Rheims Bible
My son, if thy mind be wise, my heart shall rejoice with thee:

English Revised Version
My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall be glad, even mine:

Webster's Bible Translation
My son, if thy heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Another case in which good words are lost:

Speak not to the ears of a fool,

For he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

To speak in the ears of any one, does not mean to whisper to him, to so to speak that it is distinctly perceived. כּסיל, as we have no often explained, is the intellectually heavy and dull, like pinguis and tardus; Arab. balyd, clumsy, intellectually immoveable (cf. bld, the place where one places himself firmly down, which one makes his point of gravity). The heart of such an one is covered over (Psalm 119:70), as with grease, against all impressions of better knowledge; he has for the knowledge which the words spoken design to impart to him, no susceptibility, no mind, but only contempt. The construction בּוּז ל has been frequently met with from Proverbs 6:30.

Proverbs 23:15 Parallel Commentaries

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my son

Proverbs 1:10 My son, if sinners entice you, consent you not.

Proverbs 2:1 My son, if you will receive my words, and hide my commandments with you;

Proverbs 4:1 Hear, you children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

Matthew 9:2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said to the sick of the palsy...

John 21:5 Then Jesus said to them, Children, have you any meat? They answered him, No.

1 John 2:1 My little children, these things write I to you, that you sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father...


Proverbs 23:24,25 The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begets a wise child shall have joy of him...

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

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

Proverbs 29:3 Whoever loves wisdom rejoices his father: but he that keeps company with harlots spends his substance.

1 Thessalonians 2:19,20 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming...

1 Thessalonians 3:8,9 For now we live, if you stand fast in the Lord...

2 John 1:4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of your children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.

3 John 1:3,4 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brothers came and testified of the truth that is in you, even as you walk in the truth...

even mine

Jeremiah 32:41 Yes, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul.

Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God in the middle of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will rest in his love...

Luke 15:23,24,32 And bring here the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry...

John 15:11 These things have I spoken to you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

Cross References
Proverbs 23:24
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.

Proverbs 27:11
Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him who reproaches me.

Proverbs 29:3
He who loves wisdom makes his father glad, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.

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