Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

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 thrive, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the people groan. 3 Whoever loves wisdom brings joy to his father; but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth. 4 The king by justice makes the land stable, but he who takes bribes tears it down.



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.

Luke 15:30

But when this, your son, came, who has devoured your living with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him.'

Proverbs 6:26

For a prostitute reduces you to a piece of bread. The adulteress hunts for your precious life.

Proverbs 15:20

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

Proverbs 27:11

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

Proverbs 28:7

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

Luke 15:13

Not many days after, the younger son gathered all of this together and traveled into a far country. There he wasted his property with riotous living.

Proverbs 5:8-10

Remove your way far from her. Don't 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 the wise; but a foolish man swallows it up.

Proverbs 23:15

My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad, even mine:

Proverbs 23:24-25

The father of the righteous has great joy. Whoever fathers a wise child delights in him.

Proverbs 28:19

One who works his land will have an abundance of food; but one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.

Luke 1:13-17

But the angel said to him, "Don't be afraid, Zacharias, because your request has been heard, and your wife, Elizabeth, will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.

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