Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

He who loves wisdom delights his father, but he who keeps company with harlots wastes [his] substance.

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father,
but one who consorts with prostitutes destroys his wealth.

International Standard Version

The man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but anyone who consorts with immoral women squanders his wealth.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

Whoever loves skillful and godly Wisdom rejoices his father, but he who associates with harlots wastes his substance.

Bible in Basic English

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.

Darby Translation

Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father; but he that is a companion of harlots destroyeth his substance.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

A man loving wisdom will gladden his father: and he feeding harlots shall destroy riches.

King James 2000

Whosoever loves wisdom rejoices his father: but he that keeps company with harlots wastes his substance.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A man who loves wisdom will make his parents glad, but the friend of prostitutes will squander his wealth.

Modern King James verseion

Whoever loves wisdom rejoices his father; but a companion of harlots wastes wealth.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whoso loveth wisdom, maketh his father a glad man; but he that keepeth harlots, spendeth away that he hath.

NET Bible

The man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but whoever associates with prostitutes wastes his wealth.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

A man who loveth wisdom, gladdeneth his father, but, a companion of harlots, destroyeth wealth.

Webster

He that loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

A man loving wisdom rejoiceth his father, And a friend of harlots destroyeth wealth.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

אהב אהב 
'ahab 
Usage: 212

חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

שׂמח 
Samach 
Usage: 155

with harlots
זנה 
Zanah 
Usage: 93

References

American

Context Readings

All About Life

2 When the righteous are increased, the people rejoice, but when a wicked man bears rule, the people sigh. 3 He who loves wisdom delights his father, but he who keeps company with harlots wastes [his] substance. 4 By justice the king establishes the land, but he who exacts gifts overthrows it.



Cross References

Proverbs 10:1

The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

Luke 15:30

But when this thy son came, who has devoured thy living with harlots, thou killed for him the fatted calf.

Proverbs 6:26

For the price of a harlot is as much as a piece of bread, but the adulteress hunts for the precious life.

Proverbs 15:20

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

Proverbs 27:11

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

Proverbs 28:7

He who keeps the law is a wise son, but he who is a companion of gluttons shames his father.

Luke 15:13

And not many days after, the younger son, having gathered all together, journeyed into a distant country, and there he squandered his wealth living recklessly.

Proverbs 5:8-10

Remove thy way far from her, and do not come near the door of her house,

Proverbs 21:17

He who loves pleasure shall be a poor man. He who loves wine and oil shall not be rich.

Proverbs 21:20

There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of a wise man, but a foolish man swallows it up.

Proverbs 21:20

There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of a wise man, but a foolish man swallows it up.

Proverbs 21:20-25

There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of a wise man, but a foolish man swallows it up.

Proverbs 28:19

He who tills his land shall have plenty of bread, but he who follows after vanity shall have poverty enough.

Luke 1:13-17

But the agent said to him, Fear not, Zacharias, because thy plea was heard, and thy wife Elizabeth will bear a son for thee. And thou shall call his name John.

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