New Living Translation
Those who bring trouble on their families inherit the wind. The fool will be a 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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:29 Troubleth - He who brings trouble upon himself and children, either by prodigality, or by restless endeavours to heap up riches. Wind - Shall be as unable to keep what he gets as a man is to hold the wind in his hand.
LibraryA Wise Minister Will be Successful.
Text.--He that winneth souls is wise.--Proverbs xi. 30. I PREACHED last Friday evening from the same text, on the method of dealing with sinners by private Christians. My object at this time is to take up the more public means of grace, with particular reference to the DUTIES OF MINISTERS. As I observed in my last lecture, wisdom is the choice and pursuit of the best end by the most appropriate means. The great end for which the Christian Ministry was appointed, is to glorify God in the salvation …
Charles Grandison Finney—Lectures on Revivals of Religion
How to Preach the Gospel.
The Desire of the Righteous Granted;
How those are to be Admonished who Decline the Office of Preaching Out of Too Great Humility, and those who Seize on it with Precipitate Haste.
Evil people will bow before good people; the wicked will bow at the gates of the godly.
Greed brings grief to the whole family, but those who hate bribes will live.
And this, too, is a very serious problem. People leave this world no better off than when they came. All their hard work is for nothing--like working for the wind.
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