Proverbs 11 :29

Proverbs 11 :29 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

He that troubles his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

King James Version (KJV)

He that troubles his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

American Standard Version (ASV)

He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind; And the foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

The troubler of his house will have the wind for his heritage, and the foolish will be servant to the wise-hearted.

Webster's Revision

He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the 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.

English Revised Version (ERV)

He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart.

Definitions for Proverbs 11 :29

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 11 :29

Shalt inherit the wind - He who dissipates his property by riotous living, shall be as unsatisfied as he who attempts to feed upon air.

Barnes' Commentary on Proverbs 11 :29

He that troubleth ... - The temper, nigardly and worrying, which leads a man to make those about him miserable, and proves but bad economy in the end.

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 11 :29

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.
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