Proverbs 29 :3

Proverbs 29 :3 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

Whoever loves wisdom rejoices his father: but he that keeps company with harlots spends his substance.

American King James Version (AKJV)

Whoever loves wisdom rejoices his father: but he that keeps company with harlots spends his substance.

American Standard Version (ASV)

Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father; But he that keepeth company with harlots wasteth his'substance.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

A man who is a lover of wisdom is a joy to his father: but he who goes in the company of loose women is a waster of wealth.

Webster's Revision

He that loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.

World English Bible

Whoever loves wisdom brings joy to his father; but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.

English Revised Version (ERV)

Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots wasteth his substance.

Definitions for Proverbs 29 :3

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 29 :3

But he that keepeth company - רעה roeh, he that feedeth harlots, יאבד yeabed, shall utterly destroy his substance. Has there ever been a single case to the contrary?

Barnes's Commentary on Proverbs 29 :3

Spendeth ... - The laws of parallelism would lead us to expect "troubleth his father," but that is passed over as a thing about which the profligate would not care, and he is reminded of what comes home to him, that he is on the road to ruin.

The king - The ruler, as the supreme fountain of all justice, and as the ideal judge, is contrasted with the taker of bribers.

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 29 :3

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