Proverbs 23:15
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New International Version
My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad indeed;

King James Bible
My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.

Darby Bible Translation
My son, if thy heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine;

World English Bible
My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad, even mine:

Young's Literal Translation
My son, if thy heart hath been wise, My heart rejoiceth, even mine,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou shalt beat him with the rod - A proper correction of children was a favourite point of discipline with Solomon. We have already seen how forcibly he speaks on this subject. See the notes on the places referred to in 1 Corinthians 5:5 (note).

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my son

Proverbs 1:10 My son, if sinners entice you, consent you not.

Proverbs 2:1 My son, if you will receive my words, and hide my commandments with you;

Proverbs 4:1 Hear, you children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

Matthew 9:2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said to the sick of the palsy...

John 21:5 Then Jesus said to them, Children, have you any meat? They answered him, No.

1 John 2:1 My little children, these things write I to you, that you sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father...

if

Proverbs 23:24,25 The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begets a wise child shall have joy of him...

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 29:3 Whoever loves wisdom rejoices his father: but he that keeps company with harlots spends his substance.

1 Thessalonians 2:19,20 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming...

1 Thessalonians 3:8,9 For now we live, if you stand fast in the Lord...

2 John 1:4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of your children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.

3 John 1:3,4 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brothers came and testified of the truth that is in you, even as you walk in the truth...

even mine

Jeremiah 32:41 Yes, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul.

Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God in the middle of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will rest in his love...

Luke 15:23,24,32 And bring here the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry...

John 15:11 These things have I spoken to you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

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A Condensed Guide for Life
'My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine. 16. Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things. 17. Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long. 18. For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off. 19. Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way. 20. Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: 21. For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Three Important Precepts
A sermon (No. 2152) intended for reading on Lord's Day, July 13th, 1890, delivered by C. H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, on Lord's Day Evening, June 22nd, 1890. "Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way."--Proverbs 23:19. The words are very direct and personal; and that is what I wish my sermon to be. My soul is more and more set upon immediate conversions. I have no voice with which to play the orator; I have only enough strength to be an earnest pleader
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

The Comforts Belonging to Mourners
Having already presented to your view the dark side of the text, I shall now show you the light side, They shall be comforted'. Where observe: 1 Mourning goes before comfort as the lancing of a wound precedes the cure. The Antinomian talks of comfort, but cries down mourning for sin. He is like a foolish patient who, having a pill prescribed him, licks the sugar but throws away the pill. The libertine is all for joy and comfort. He licks the sugar but throws away the bitter pill of repentance. If
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Of Internal Acts
Of Internal Acts Acts are distinguished into External and Internal. External acts are those which bear relation to some sensible object, and are either morally good or evil, merely according to the nature of the principle from which they proceed. I intend here to speak only of Internal acts, those energies of the soul, by which it turns internally to some objects, and averts from others. If during my application to God I should form a will to change the nature of my act, I thereby withdraw myself
Madame Guyon—A Short and Easy Method of Prayer

Cross References
Proverbs 23:24
The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.

Proverbs 27:11
Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart; then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt.

Proverbs 29:3
A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.

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