Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

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 Don't forsake your friend and your father's friend. Don't go to your brother's house in the day of your disaster: better is a neighbor who is near than a distant brother. 11 Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart, then I can answer my tormentor. 12 A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge; but the simple pass on, and suffer for it.



Cross References

Proverbs 10:1

The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father; but a foolish son brings 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, then my heart will be glad, even mine:

Psalm 127:4-5

As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are the children of 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 has great joy. Whoever fathers a wise child delights in him.

Proverbs 29:3

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

Ecclesiastes 2:18-21

I hated all my labor in which I labored under the sun, because I must leave it to the man who comes after me.

Ecclesiastes 2:18

I hated all my labor in which I labored under the sun, because I must leave it to the man who comes after me.

Ecclesiastes 2:18

I hated all my labor in which I labored under the sun, because I must leave it to the man who comes after me.

2 John 1:4

I rejoice greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, even as we have been commanded by the Father.

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