New International Version
A prudent servant will rule over a disgraceful son and will share the inheritance as one of the family.
King James Bible
A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.
Darby Bible Translation
A wise servant shall rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part in the inheritance among the brethren.
World English Bible
A servant who deals wisely will rule over a son who causes shame, and shall have a part in the inheritance among the brothers.
Young's Literal Translation
A wise servant ruleth over a son causing shame, And in the midst of brethren He apportioneth an inheritance.
Proverbs 17:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Better is a dry morsel - Peace and contentment, and especially domestic peace, are beyond all other blessings.
A house full of sacrifices - A Hindoo priest, who officiates at a festival, sometimes receives so many offeringss that his house is filled with them, so that many of them are damaged before they can be used - Ward.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryApril 8. "A Merry Heart Doeth Good Like a Medicine" (Prov. xvii. 22).
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine" (Prov. xvii. 22). King Solomon left among his wise sayings a prescription for sick and sad hearts, and it is one that we can safely take. "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine." Joy is the great restorer and healer. Gladness of spirit will bring health to the bones and vitality to the nerves when all other tonics fail, and all other sedatives cease to quiet. Sick one, begin to rejoice in the Lord, and your bones will flourish like an herb, and your cheeks …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
An Analysis of Augustin's Writings against the Donatists.
An Exhortation to Peace and Unity
Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife.
The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart.
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