New American Standard Bible
Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, That I may reply to him who reproaches me.
King James Bible
My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.
Darby Bible Translation
Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, that I may have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me.
World English Bible
Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart, then I can answer my tormentor.
Young's Literal Translation
Be wise, my son, and rejoice my heart. And I return my reproacher a word.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The voice of the teacher to his true disciple. He pleads with him that the uprightness of the scholar will be the truest answer to all attacks on the character or teaching of the master.
LibraryThe Best Friend
A Sermon (No. 2627) intended for reading on Lord's Day, June 18th, 1899, delivered by C. H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. on Thursday evening, February 23rd, 1882. "Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not."--Proverbs 27:10. True friends are very scarce. We have a great many acquaintances and sometimes we call them friends, and so misuse the noble word "friendship." Peradventure in some after-day of adversity when these so-called friends have looked out for their …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Second Sunday after Easter
The Sixth Commandment
Now therefore, O kings, show discernment; Take warning, O judges of the earth.
So I will have an answer for him who reproaches me, For I trust in Your word.
How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed When they speak with their enemies in the gate.
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish son is a grief to his mother.
My son, if your heart is wise, My own heart also will be glad;
Let your father and your mother be glad, And let her rejoice who gave birth to you.
The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes Than seven men who can give a discreet answer.
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