English Standard Version
He who loves wisdom makes his father glad, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.
King James Bible
Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.
American Standard Version
Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father; But he that keepeth company with harlots wasteth his'substance.
A man that loveth wisdom, rejoiceth his father: but he that maintaineth bar lots, shall squander away 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.
Proverbs 29:3 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
25 The covetous stirreth up strife;
But he that trusteth in Jahve is richly comforted.
Line first is a variation of Proverbs 15:18; רחב־נפשׁ is not to be interchanged with רחב־לב, Proverbs 21:4. He is of a wide heart who haughtily puffs himself up, of a wide soul (cf. with Schultens הרחיב נפשׁו, of the opening up of the throat, or of revenge, Isaiah 5:14; Habakkuk 2:5) who is insatiably covetous; for לב is the spiritual, and נפשׁ the natural, heart of man, according to which the widening of the heart is the overstraining of self-consciousness, and the widening of the soul the overstraining of passion. Rightly the lxx, according to its original text: ἄπληστος ἀνὴρ κινεῖ (thus with Hitzig for κρινεῖ) νείκη. Line second is a variation of Proverbs 16:20; Proverbs 29:25. Over against the insatiable is he who trusts in God (וּב טח, with Gaja to the vocal, concluding the word, for it follows a word accented on the first syllable, and beginning with a guttural; cf. יא, Proverbs 29:2; יףּ, Proverbs 29:18), that He will bestow upon him what is necessary and good for him. One thus contented is easily satisfied (compare with the word Proverbs 11:25; Proverbs 13:4, and with the matter, Proverbs 10:3; Proverbs 13:24), is externally as well as internally appeased; while that other, never contented, has no peace, and creates dispeace around him.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your property with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him!'
lest strangers take their fill of your strength, and your labors go to the house of a foreigner,
for the price of a prostitute is only a loaf of bread, but a married woman hunts down a precious life.
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.
A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
My son, if your heart is wise, my heart too will be glad.
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.
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