New International Version
Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart; then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thine own friend - A well and long tried friend is invaluable. Him that has been a friend to thy family never forget, and never neglect. And, in the time of adversity, rather apply to such a one, than go to thy nearest relative, who keeps himself at a distance.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
A sermon (No. 94) delivered on Sabbath morning, August 25, 1856, by C. H. Spurgeon at Maberley Chapel, Kingsland, on behalf of the Metropolitan Benefit Societies' Asylum, Ball's Pond Road, Islington. "Boast not thyself of to-morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth."--Proverbs 27:1. God's most holy Word was principally written to inform us of the way to heaven, and to guide us in our path through this world to the realms of eternal life and light. But as if to teach us that God is …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
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How those who Fear Scourges and those who Contemn them are to be Admonished.
The Call of Matthew.
Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth.
then I can answer anyone who taunts me, for I trust in your word.
Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.
The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad indeed;
May your father and mother rejoice; may she who gave you birth be joyful!
A sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven people who answer discreetly.
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