New International Version
May your father and mother rejoice; may she who gave you birth be joyful!
King James Bible
Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.
Darby Bible Translation
let thy father and thy mother have joy, and let her that bore thee rejoice.
World English Bible
Let your father and your mother be glad! Let her who bore you rejoice!
Young's Literal Translation
Rejoice doth thy father and thy mother, Yea, she that bare thee is joyful.
Proverbs 23:25 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Buy the truth - Acquire the knowledge of God at all events; and in order to do this, too much pains, industry, and labor cannot be expended.
And sell it not - When once acquired, let no consideration deprive thee of it. Cleave to and guard it, even at the risk of thy life. Coverdale translates: "Labour for to get the treuth; sell not awaye wissdome."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryA 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
The Comforts Belonging to Mourners
Of Internal Acts
Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart; then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt.
My son, give me your heart and let your eyes delight in my ways,
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