Proverbs 11:29

“He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that troubleth his owne house, shall inherite the winde: and the foole shall be seruant to the wise of heart.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He who troubles his own house will inherit wind, And the foolish will be servant to the wisehearted.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind; And the foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The troubler of his house will have the wind for his heritage, and the foolish will be servant to the wise-hearted.
- Basic English Bible

He that troubleth his own house shall inherit wind; and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.
- Darby Bible

He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.
- Webster's Bible

He who troubles his own house shall inherit the wind. The foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart.
- World English Bible

Whoso is troubling his own house inheriteth wind, And a servant [is] the fool to the wise of heart.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind; and the foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 11:29


11:29 Troubleth - He who brings trouble upon himself and children, either by prodigality, or by restless endeavours to heap up riches. Wind - Shall be as unable to keep what he gets as a man is to hold the wind in his hand.


Discussion for Proverbs 11

  • Charles franklin
    ...one seed -- from one fruit -- of one tree...can reproduce the same likeness...multiply times...reproducing its existence of life over and over...through this action...BY FEEDING OTHERS...through the examples FRUITS of YOUR LIFE...the righteous has become wise... having or showing experience, knowledge, and good judgment...
  • Kmesh
    It speaks of evildoers and their transgressions when living holy with standards of holiness is not valued.
  • Appiagyei Francis
    Proverbs11 purely tells Christians to bear fruit,we should win souls for Christ Jesus,Amen.
  • Janet Dixon
    If the wicked fail repent and held the belief that when they die, they will be seated in the bosom of Jesus Christ, they need to think twice. For the wages of sin is DEATH.....
  • Frain Sàin Magee
    Its talking about Humility.
  • ONYIAH ONOCHIE HARRY for verse 25
    Liberal Soul are souls that gives, and giving is sowing. The bible that, freely are ye given,freely also shall ye give, but it takes the man who love to give, but so also a giver cannot lack Shalt be fat, because if he lacks he won 't have to give,and others will not be encouraged through him,so a liberal soul must be fat

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