New American Standard Bible
He who troubles his own house will inherit wind, And the foolish will be servant to the wisehearted.
King James Bible
He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.
Darby Bible Translation
He that troubleth his own house shall inherit wind; and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.
World English Bible
He who troubles his own house shall inherit the wind. The foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is troubling his own house inheriteth wind, And a servant is the fool to the wise of heart.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He that troubleth ... - The temper, nigardly and worrying, which leads a man to make those about him miserable, and proves but bad economy in the end.
A sermon (No. 642) delivered on Sunday morning, July 30, 1865, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it."--Proverbs 11:26. If I dared, I should always preach upon the comfortable promises and gracious doctrines of God's Word. I find it most delightful and easy work to expatiate upon those themes of revelation which abound in sweetness, and are full of savor and preciousness …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
To Win Souls Requires Wisdom.
The Controversy Ended
Thoughts Upon Worldly-Riches. Sect. Ii.
The evil will bow down before the good, And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
He who profits illicitly troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live.
This also is a grievous evil-- exactly as a man is born, thus will he die. So what is the advantage to him who toils for the wind?
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