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Proverbs 29:3

    Proverbs 29:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth 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

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

    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' Notes 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.