Proverbs 23:24
Modern Translations
New International Version
The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.

New Living Translation
The father of godly children has cause for joy. What a pleasure to have children who are wise.

English Standard Version
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.

Berean Study Bible
The father of a righteous man will greatly rejoice, and he who fathers a wise son will delight in him.

New American Standard Bible
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.

NASB 1995
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who sires a wise son will be glad in him.

NASB 1977
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who begets a wise son will be glad in him.

Amplified Bible
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who sires a wise child will have joy in him.

Christian Standard Bible
The father of a righteous son will rejoice greatly, and one who fathers a wise son will delight in him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The father of a righteous son will rejoice greatly, and one who fathers a wise son will delight in him.

Contemporary English Version
Make your father truly happy by living right and showing sound judgment.

Good News Translation
A righteous person's parents have good reason to be happy. You can take pride in a wise child.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A righteous person's father will certainly rejoice. Someone who has a wise son will enjoy him.

International Standard Version
The father of a righteous person will greatly rejoice; whoever fathers a wise son will be glad because of him.

NET Bible
The father of a righteous person will rejoice greatly; whoever fathers a wise child will have joy in him.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.

New King James Version
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who begets a wise child will delight in him.

King James 2000 Bible
The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begets a wise child shall have joy in him.

New Heart English Bible
The father of the righteous has great joy. Whoever fathers a wise child delights in him.

World English Bible
The father of the righteous has great joy. Whoever fathers a wise child delights in him.

American King James Version
The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begets a wise child shall have joy of him.

American Standard Version
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; And he that begetteth a wise child will have joy of him.

A Faithful Version
The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice, and he who begets a wise child shall have joy from him.

Darby Bible Translation
The father of a righteous [man] shall greatly rejoice, and he that begetteth a wise [son] shall have joy of him:

English Revised Version
The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.

Webster's Bible Translation
The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
The father of the righteous shal greatly reioyce, and hee that begetteth a wise childe, shall haue ioy of him.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
The father of the righteous shall greatly reioyce: and he that begetteth a wyse chylde, shall haue ioy of hym.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
(for a righteous father is maruelous glad of a wyse sonne, & delyteth in hi)
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
The father of the righteous rejoices greatly, "" The begetter of the wise rejoices in him.

Young's Literal Translation
The father of the righteous rejoiceth greatly, The begetter of the wise rejoiceth in him.

Smith's Literal Translation
The father of the just one rejoicing, shall rejoice: he shall beget a wise one and shall rejoice in him.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
The father of the just rejoiceth greatly: he that hath begotten a wise son, shall have joy in him.

Catholic Public Domain Version
The father of the just exults in gladness; he who has conceived the wise will rejoice in him.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
The father of the righteous will exult and leap for joy, and he that begets a wise son, and his father will rejoice in him.

Lamsa Bible
The father of a righteous man shall greatly rejoice; and he who begets a wise child shall be glad.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; And he that begetteth a wise child will have joy of him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A righteous father brings up his children well; and his soul rejoices over a wise son.








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