Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, That I may reply to him who reproaches me.

King James Version

My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.

Holman Bible

Be wise, my son, and bring my heart joy, so that I can answer anyone who taunts me.

International Standard Version

Be wise, my son, and make me happy, so I can reply to anyone who insults me.

A Conservative Version

My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him who reproaches me.

American Standard Version

My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, That I may answer him that reproacheth me.

Amplified

My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him who reproaches me [as having failed in my parental duty].

Bible in Basic English

My son, be wise and make my heart glad, so that I may give back an answer to him who puts me to shame.

Darby Translation

Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, that I may have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

My son, be wise and make my heart glad that I may answer him that reproaches me.

Julia Smith Translation

My son, be wise and gladden my heart, and I will turn back word to him reproaching me.

King James 2000

My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproaches me.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Be wise, my child, and make my heart glad, and I will answer him who reproaches me [with] a word.

Modern King James verseion

My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, so that I may answer him who shames me.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

My son, be wise, and thou shalt make me a glad heart; so that I shall make answer unto my rebukers.

NET Bible

Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, so that I may answer anyone who taunts me.

New Heart English Bible

Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart, then I can answer my tormentor.

The Emphasized Bible

Be wise, my son, and rejoice my heart, that I may answer him that reproacheth me in a matter.

Webster

My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.

World English Bible

Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart, then I can answer my tormentor.

Youngs Literal Translation

Be wise, my son, and rejoice my heart. And I return my reproacher a word.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
be wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 27

שׂמח 
Samach 
Usage: 155

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

Context Readings

All About Life

10 Do not forsake your own friend or your father's friend, And do not go to your brother's house in the day of your calamity; Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother far away. 11 Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, That I may reply to him who reproaches me. 12 A prudent man sees evil and hides himself, The naive proceed and pay the penalty.



Cross References

Proverbs 10:1

The proverbs of Solomon A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish son is a grief to his mother.

Psalm 119:42

So I will have an answer for him who reproaches me, For I trust in Your word.

Proverbs 23:15-16

My son, if your heart is wise, My own heart also will be glad;

Psalm 127:4-5

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one's youth.

Proverbs 15:20

A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother.

Proverbs 23:24-25

The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who sires a wise son will be glad in him.

Proverbs 29:3

A man who loves wisdom makes his father glad, But he who keeps company with harlots wastes his wealth.

Ecclesiastes 2:18-21

Thus I hated all the fruit of my labor for which I had labored under the sun, for I must leave it to the man who will come after me.

2 John 1:4

I was very glad to find some of your children walking in truth, just as we have received commandment to do from the Father.

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