Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

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.

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 are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. 3 Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance. 4 The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.



Cross References

Proverbs 10:1

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

Luke 15:30

But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.

Proverbs 6:26

For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.

Proverbs 15:20

A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.

Proverbs 27:11

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

Proverbs 28:7

Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father.

Luke 15:13

And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.

Proverbs 5:8-10

Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house:

Proverbs 21:17

He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.

Proverbs 21:20

There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.

Proverbs 23:15

My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.

Proverbs 23:24-25

The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.

Proverbs 28:19

He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.

Luke 1:13-17

But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.

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