Proverbs 29:3
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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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

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Keil 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.

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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 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 reproaches me.

Luke 1:13-17 But the angel said to him, Fear not, Zacharias: for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elisabeth shall bear you a son...

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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: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.

Proverbs 21:17,20 He that loves pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loves wine and oil shall not be rich...

Proverbs 28:7,19 Whoever keeps the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shames his father...

Luke 15:13,30 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country...

Cross References
Luke 15:30
But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your property with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him!'

Proverbs 5:10
lest strangers take their fill of your strength, and your labors go to the house of a foreigner,

Proverbs 6:26
for the price of a prostitute is only a loaf of bread, but a married woman hunts down a precious life.

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

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

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

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

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