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Proverbs 17:2

    Proverbs 17:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causes shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brothers.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    A servant that dealeth wisely shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, And shall have part in the inheritance among the brethren.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A servant who does wisely will have rule over a son causing shame, and will have his part in the heritage among brothers.

    Webster's Revision

    A servant that dealeth wisely shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, And shall have part in the inheritance among the brethren.

    World English Bible

    A servant who deals wisely will rule over a son who causes shame, and shall have a part in the inheritance among the brothers.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A servant that dealeth wisely shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part in the inheritance among the brethren.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 17:2

    The "servant," it must be remembered, was a slave, but (as in such cases as Genesis 15:2; 2 Samuel 16:4) might succeed to the inheritance.