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Proverbs 29:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father; But he that keepeth company with harlots wasteth [his] substance.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth [his] substance.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— A man who loves wisdom makes his father glad, But he who keeps company with harlots wastes [his] wealth.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He that loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth [his] substance.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father; but he that is a companion of harlots destroyeth [his] substance.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— A man who loveth wisdom, gladdeneth his father, but, a companion of harlots, destroyeth wealth.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— A man loving wisdom rejoiceth his father, And a friend of harlots destroyeth wealth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— A man that loveth wisdom, rejoiceth his father: but he that maintaineth harlots, shall squander away his substance.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Whoso loueth wisedome, reioyceth his father: but hee that keepeth company with harlots, spendeth [his] substance.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— When a man loves wisdom, his father rejoices: but he that keeps harlots will waste wealth.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth [his] substance.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Whoso 376
{0376} Prime
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
loveth 157
{0157} Prime
אָהַב
'ahab
{aw-hab'}
A primitive root; to have affection for (sexually or otherwise).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
wisdom 2451
{2451} Prime
חָכְמָה
chokmah
{khok-maw'}
From H2449; wisdom (in a good sense).
rejoiceth 8055
{8055} Prime
שָׂמַח
samach
{saw-makh'}
A primitive root; probably to brighten up, that is, (figuratively) be (causatively make) blithe or gleesome.
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
his father: 1
{0001} Prime
אָב
'ab
{awb}
A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
but he that keepeth company 7462
{7462} Prime
רָעָה
ra`ah
{raw-aw'}
A primitive root; to tend a flock, that is, pasture it; intransitively to graze (literally or figuratively); generally to rule; by extension to associate with (as a friend).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
with harlots 2181
{2181} Prime
זָנָה
zanah
{zaw-naw'}
A primitive root (highly fed and therefore wanton); to commit adultery (usually of the female, and less often of simple forniciation, rarely of involuntary ravishment); figuratively to commit idolatry (the Jewish people being regarded as the spouse of Jehovah).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
spendeth 6
{0006} Prime
אָבַד
'abad
{aw-bad'}
A primitive root; properly to wander away, that is lose oneself; by implication to perish (causatively, destroy).
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
[his] substance. 1952
{1952} Prime
הוֹן
hown
{hone}
From the same as H1951 in the sense of H0202; wealth; by implication enough.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 29:3

_ _ (Compare Proverbs 4:6, Proverbs 4:7; Proverbs 10:1, etc.).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 29:3

_ _ Both the parts of this verse repeat what has been often said, but, on comparing them together, the sense of them will be enlarged from each other. 1. Be it observed, to the honour of a virtuous young man, that he loves wisdom, he is a philosopher (for that signifies a lover of wisdom), for religion is the best philosophy; he avoids bad company, and especially the company of lewd women. Hereby he rejoices his parents, and has the satisfaction of being a comfort to them, and increases his estate, and is likely to live comfortably. 2. Be it observed, to the reproach of a vicious young man, that he hates wisdom; he keeps company with scandalous women, who will be his ruin, both in soul and body; he grieves his parents, and, like the prodigal son, devours their living with harlots. Nothing will beggar men sooner than the lusts of uncleanness; and the best preservative from those ruinous lusts is wisdom.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
loveth:

Proverbs 10:1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son [is] the heaviness of his mother.
Proverbs 15:20 A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.
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. ... Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.
Proverbs 27:11 My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.
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. ... And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

he:

Proverbs 5:8-10 Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house: ... Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours [be] in the house of a stranger;
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 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 28:7 Whoso keepeth the law [is] a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous [men] shameth his father.
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 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.
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.
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