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Proverbs 11:29

    Proverbs 11:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    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.

    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 foolish 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.

    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' Notes 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 Notes 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.