Proverbs 28:7
New International Version
A discerning son heeds instruction, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.

New Living Translation
Young people who obey the law are wise; those with wild friends bring shame to their parents.

English Standard Version
The one who keeps the law is a son with understanding, but a companion of gluttons shames his father.

Berean Study Bible
A discerning son keeps the law, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.

King James Bible
Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father.

New King James Version
Whoever keeps the law is a discerning son, But a companion of gluttons shames his father.

New American Standard Bible
He who keeps the Law is a discerning son, But he who is a companion of gluttons humiliates his father.

NASB 1995
He who keeps the law is a discerning son, But he who is a companion of gluttons humiliates his father.

NASB 1977
He who keeps the law is a discerning son, But he who is a companion of gluttons humiliates his father.

Amplified Bible
He who keeps the law [of God and man] is a wise and discerning son, But he who is a companion of gluttons humiliates his father [and himself].

Christian Standard Bible
A discerning son keeps the law, but a companion of gluttons humiliates his father.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A discerning son keeps the law, but a companion of gluttons humiliates his father.

American Standard Version
Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son; But he that is a companion of gluttons shameth his father.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that keeps the law is an intelligent son and he that serves worthlessness shames his father.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A wise son keeps the law: but he that keeps up debauchery dishonours his father.

Contemporary English Version
It makes good sense to obey the Law of God, but you disgrace your parents if you make friends with worthless nobodies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that feedeth gluttons, shameth his father.

English Revised Version
Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of gluttonous men shameth his father.

Good News Translation
Young people who obey the law are intelligent. Those who make friends with good-for-nothings are a disgrace to their parents.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever follows [God's] teachings is a wise son. Whoever associates with gluttons disgraces his father.

International Standard Version
Whoever keeps the Law is a discerning son, but whoever keeps company with gluttons brings shame to his father.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A wise son observeth the teaching; but he that is a companion of gluttonous men shameth his father.

Literal Standard Version
Whoever is keeping the Law is an intelligent son, "" And a friend of gluttons "" Causes his father to blush.

NET Bible
The one who keeps the law is a discerning child, but a companion of gluttons brings shame to his parents.

New Heart English Bible
Whoever keeps the Law is a wise son; but he who is a companion of gluttons shames his father.

World English Bible
Whoever keeps the law is a wise son; but he who is a companion of gluttons shames his father.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is keeping the law is an intelligent son, And a friend of gluttons, Doth cause his father to blush.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Boldness of the Righteous
6Better a poor man who walks with integrity than a rich man whose ways are perverse. 7A discerning son keeps the law, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father. 8He who increases his wealth by interest and usury lays it up for one who is kind to the poor.…

Cross References
Proverbs 23:20
Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat.

Proverbs 29:3
A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.


Treasury of Scripture

Whoever keeps the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shames his father.

keepeth

Proverbs 2:1
My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;

Proverbs 3:1
My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:

but

Proverbs 28:24
Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.

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

Proverbs 23:19-22
Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way…

is a companion of riotous men









Verse 7. - Whoso keepeth the Law is a wise son. "Law" is torah, as ver. 4; but it seems here to include not only the Decalogue, but also the father's instruction and commands. Such an obedient and prudent son brings honour and joy to a parent's heart (see Proverbs 10:1; Proverbs 29:3). He that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father; literally, he that feedeth, hath fellowship with, gluttons (Proverbs 23:20). The son who herds with debauchers, and wastes his substance in riotous living, brings shame on, wounds, and insults, all connected with him. Such a one transgresses the Law and his father's commands, and brings them into contempt (comp. Proverbs 27:11). Hence the antithesis of the two clauses. Septuagint, "He that cherishes debauchery (ποιμαίνει ἀσωτίαν) dishonours his father." Ἀσωτία occurs only in 2 Macc. 6:4, but is common in the New Testament; e.g., Ephesians 5:18; Titus 1:6.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
A discerning
מֵבִ֑ין (mê·ḇîn)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 995: To separate mentally, understand

son
בֵּ֣ן (bên)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1121: A son

keeps
נוֹצֵ֣ר (nō·w·ṣêr)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5341: To watch, guard, keep

the law,
תּ֭וֹרָה (tō·w·rāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8451: Direction, instruction, law

but a companion
וְרֹעֶה (wə·rō·‘eh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 7462: To tend a, flock, pasture it, in, to graze, to rule, to associate with

of gluttons
זֽ֝וֹלְלִ֗ים (zō·wl·lîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 2151: To shake, to quake, to be loose morally, worthless, prodigal

disgraces
יַכְלִ֥ים (yaḵ·lîm)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3637: To wound, to taunt, insult

his father.
אָבִֽיו׃ (’ā·ḇîw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1: Father


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