Proverbs 14:35
New International Version
A king delights in a wise servant, but a shameful servant arouses his fury.

New Living Translation
A king rejoices in wise servants but is angry with those who disgrace him.

English Standard Version
A servant who deals wisely has the king’s favor, but his wrath falls on one who acts shamefully.

Berean Study Bible
A king delights in a wise servant, but his anger falls on the shameful.

King James Bible
The king's favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.

New King James Version
The king’s favor is toward a wise servant, But his wrath is against him who causes shame.

New American Standard Bible
The king’s favor is toward a servant who acts wisely, But his anger is toward him who acts shamefully.

NASB 1995
The king's favor is toward a servant who acts wisely, But his anger is toward him who acts shamefully.

NASB 1977
The king’s favor is toward a servant who acts wisely, But his anger is toward him who acts shamefully.

Amplified Bible
The king’s favor and good will are toward a servant who acts wisely and discreetly, But his anger and wrath are toward him who acts shamefully.

Christian Standard Bible
A king favors a prudent servant, but his anger falls on a disgraceful one.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A king favors a wise servant, but his anger falls on a disgraceful one.

American Standard Version
The king's favor is toward a servant that dealeth wisely; But his wrath will be against him that causeth shame.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The pleasure of the King is with an understanding Servant, and by the wisdom of his soul evil is overthrown. He that trusts that he has no sins is righteous, but passion will destroy even wise men.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
An understanding servant is acceptable to a king; and by his good behaviour he removes disgrace.

Contemporary English Version
Kings reward servants who act wisely, but they punish those who act foolishly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A wise servant is acceptable to the king: he that is good for nothing shall feel his anger.

English Revised Version
The king's favour is toward a servant that dealeth wisely: but his wrath shall be against him that causeth shame.

Good News Translation
Kings are pleased with competent officials, but they punish those who fail them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A king is delighted with a servant who acts wisely, but he is furious with one who acts shamefully.

International Standard Version
The king approves the wise servant, but he is angry at anyone who acts shamefully.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The king's favour is toward a servant that dealeth wisely; But his wrath striketh him that dealeth shamefully.

Literal Standard Version
The favor of a king [is] to a wise servant, "" And one causing shame is an object of his wrath!

NET Bible
The king shows favor to a wise servant, but his wrath falls on one who acts shamefully.

New Heart English Bible
The king's favor is toward a servant who deals wisely, but his wrath is toward one who causes shame.

World English Bible
The king's favor is toward a servant who deals wisely, but his wrath is toward one who causes shame.

Young's Literal Translation
The favour of a king is to a wise servant, And an object of his wrath is one causing shame!

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Wise Woman
34Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people. 35A king delights in a wise servant, but his anger falls on the shameful.

Cross References
Matthew 24:45
Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of his household, to give the others their food at the proper time?

Matthew 24:47
Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions.

Matthew 25:21
His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your master!'

Matthew 25:23
His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your master!'

Proverbs 14:34
Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.

Proverbs 22:11
He who loves a pure heart and gracious lips will have the king for a friend.


Treasury of Scripture

The king's favor is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causes shame.

king's

Proverbs 19:12,13
The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass…

Proverbs 20:8,26
A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes…

Proverbs 22:11
He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

him

Proverbs 10:5
He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.

Proverbs 17:2
A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.

Proverbs 19:26
He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.









Verse 35. - The king's favour is toward a wise servant; servant that dealeth wisely (Revised Version). Thus Joseph was advanced to the highest post in Egypt, owing to the wisdom which he displayed; so, too, in the case of Daniel (comp. Matthew 24:45, 47). But his wrath is against him that causeth shame; literally, he that doeth shamefully shall be (the object of) his wrath. The Vulgate translates, Iracundiam ejus inutilis sustinebit; the Septuagint makes the second clause parallel to the first, "An intelligent servant is acceptable to the king, and by his expertness (εὐτοροφίᾳ) he removeth disgrace." Then is added, before the first verse of the next chapter, a paragraph which looks like an explanation of the present clause, or an introduction to ver. 1 of ch. 15.: "Anger destroyeth even the prudent."





Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
A king
מֶ֭לֶךְ (me·leḵ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

delights in
רְֽצוֹן־ (rə·ṣō·wn-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7522: Goodwill, favor, acceptance, will

a wise
מַשְׂכִּ֑יל (maś·kîl)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 7919: To be, circumspect, intelligent

servant,
לְעֶ֣בֶד (lə·‘e·ḇeḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5650: Slave, servant

but his anger
וְ֝עֶבְרָת֗וֹ (wə·‘eḇ·rā·ṯōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5678: Overflow, arrogance, fury

falls
תִּהְיֶ֥ה (tih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

on the shameful.
מֵבִֽישׁ׃ (mê·ḇîš)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 954: To pale, to be ashamed, to be disappointed, delayed


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