Proverbs 11:29

“He that troubleth his owne house, shall inherite the winde: and the foole shall be seruant to the wise of heart.”

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Other Translations

He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool [shall be] servant to the wise of heart.
- King James Version

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

  • Patty Tozi
    Today take time to change your life, by doing something different. Give GOD THE GLORY FIRST. Then be there for someone who needs you. Then focus on yourself. What would relax you from all your problems? What would calm you enough that you and God would become one. What would calm your sole so that you could hear the sounds of His Creations. Walk among the silence of GOD. Listen intently to Him:
  • Patty Tozi
    Today take time to change your life, by doing something different. Give GOD THE GLORY FIRST. Then be there for someone who needs you. Then focus on yourself. What would relax you from all your problems? What would calm you enough that you and God would become one. What would calm your sole so that you could hear the sounds of His Creations. Walk among the silence of GOD. Listen intently to Him:
  • Rev. Quesenberry
    Verse 4; all the wealth in the world cannot help when Gods judgement comes. But righteousness delivers us from death. God gives live to the ones who live a holy life. Hebrews 12 says without holiness no person shall see God. In the Old Testament days the Holy Ghost did not live inside people. That came-at Pentacost. Folks would just live right or not by the law and sacrificial system.Jesus fixed.
  • Rhonda tubbs
    Love proverbs one of my favorite books , Awsome.
  • Rhode Island Pastor
    A thought in respect to Proverbs 11:30: He that winneth souls is wise.

    Satan is selfish and an adversary, and although his time is short, he tries to get as many souls to follow him and end in the lake of fire.

    We bible-believers, in contrast, ought to be UN-selfish, as ministers of reconciliation, knowing our time is short, ought to get as many souls to follow Jesus Christ. Opposite of Satan.
  • BSP
    Verse 20: Our actions can have a great impact on how God views us and we have the opportunity to bring pleasure to God.

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