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Proverbs 3:35

    Proverbs 3:35 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The wise shall inherit glory; But shame shall be the promotion of fools.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The wise will have glory for their heritage, but shame will be the reward of the foolish.

    Webster's Revision

    The wise shall inherit glory; But shame shall be the promotion of fools.

    World English Bible

    The wise will inherit glory, but shame will be the promotion of fools.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The wise shall inherit glory; but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 3:35

    The wise - The person who follows the dictates of wisdom, as mentioned above, shall inherit glory; because, being one of the heavenly family, a child of God, he has thereby heaven for his inheritance; but fools, such as those mentioned chapters 1 and 2, shall have ignominy for their exaltation. Many such fools as Solomon speaks of are exalted to the gibbet and gallows. The way to prevent this and the like evils, is to attend to the voice of wisdom.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 3:35

    The margin conveys the thought that "fools" glory in that which is indeed their shame. Others take the clause as meaning "every fool takes up shame," i. e., gains nothing but that.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 3:35

    3:35 Shame - Instead of that glory which they seek.