New International Version
Whoever brings ruin on their family will inherit only wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise.
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.
Proverbs 11:29 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Shalt inherit the wind - He who dissipates his property by riotous living, shall be as unsatisfied as he who attempts to feed upon air.
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LibraryThe Present Recompense
Chester Cathedral, Nave Service, Evening. May 1872. Proverbs xi. 31. "Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner." This is the key-note of the Book of Proverbs--that men are punished or rewarded according to their deeds in this life; nay, it is the key-note of the whole Old Testament. "The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers; the countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil, to root out …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
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Jesus, My Rock.
George Muller, and the Secret of His
Evildoers will bow down in the presence of the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
The greedy bring ruin to their households, but the one who hates bribes will live.
This too is a grievous evil: As everyone comes, so they depart, and what do they gain, since they toil for the wind?
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