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

  • Andy
    We should follow Jesus example because helping others build up their faith also strengthens our own
  • Masterprohet
    Let us love our enimies as Christ love us. For their heart shall be convicted of the sin in the presence of God.
  • Sharon Jones
    God bless wicked souls, Thank you Alpha and Omega, The Beginning and the End, The First and the Last, HALLELUJAH!!!
  • Abel
    Let us. Thank God for his mercy tender loving kindness. John 3:16
  • 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.....

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