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 reply to him who reproaches (reprimands, criticizes) me.

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.

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

Verse Info

Context Readings

All About Life

10 Do not forsake thine own friend and thy father's friend, neither go into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity, for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off. 11 Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad,
That I may reply to him who reproaches me.
12 A prudent man foresees the evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are hurt by it.



Cross References

Proverbs 10:1

A wise son makes a glad father; but a foolish son is sadness unto his mother.

Psalm 119:42

And I shall answer him that reproaches me, by saying that I trust in thy word.

Proverbs 23:15-16

My son, if thy heart is wise, my heart shall also rejoice;

Psalm 127:4-5

As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are the young men.

Proverbs 15:20

The wise son makes a glad father, but the foolish man despises his mother.

Proverbs 23:24-25

The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice, and he that begets a wise child shall have joy with him.

Proverbs 29:3

Whosoever loves wisdom causes his father to rejoice, but he that maintains harlots shall lose his inheritance.

Ecclesiastes 2:18-21

Yea, I hated all my labour which I had taken under the sun, which I should leave it unto the man that shall be after me.

Ecclesiastes 2:18

Yea, I hated all my labour which I had taken under the sun, which I should leave it unto the man that shall be after me.

Ecclesiastes 2:18

Yea, I hated all my labour which I had taken under the sun, which I should leave it unto the man that shall be after me.

2 John 1:4

I have rejoiced greatly, for I have found of thy sons that they walk in the truth, as we have received the commandment from the Father.

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