Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

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

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 flourish, the people rejoice,
but when the wicked rule, people groan.
3 A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father,
but one who consorts with prostitutes destroys his wealth.
4 By justice a king brings stability to a land,
but a man who demands “contributions”
demolishes it.



Cross References

Proverbs 10:1

Solomon’s proverbs:A wise son brings joy to his father,
but a foolish son, heartache to his mother.

Luke 15:30

But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your assets with prostitutes, you slaughtered the fattened calf for him.’

Proverbs 6:26

For a prostitute’s fee is only a loaf of bread,
but an adulteress goes after a precious life.

Proverbs 15:20

A wise son brings joy to his father,
but a foolish man despises his mother.

Proverbs 27:11

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

Proverbs 28:7

A discerning son keeps the law,
but a companion of gluttons humiliates his father.

Luke 15:13

Not many days later, the younger son gathered together all he had and traveled to a distant country, where he squandered his estate in foolish living.

Proverbs 5:8-10

Keep your way far from her.
Don’t go near the door of her house.

Proverbs 21:17

The one who loves pleasure will become a poor man;
whoever loves wine and oil will not get rich.

Proverbs 21:20

Precious treasure and oil are in the dwelling of a wise person,
but a foolish man consumes them.

Proverbs 23:15

My son, if your heart is wise,
my heart will indeed rejoice.

Proverbs 23:24-25

The father of a righteous son will rejoice greatly,
and one who fathers a wise son will delight in him.

Proverbs 28:19

The one who works his land
will have plenty of food,
but whoever chases fantasies
will have his fill of poverty.

Luke 1:13-17

But the angel said to him:Do not be afraid, Zechariah,
because your prayer has been heard.
Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son,
and you will name him John.

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