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

  • Galen Wright
    Very hard to answer,"never give up, you wouldn't stop keeping his commandments. Did Jesus give up or did he stick it out to the very end!
    There is so much opposition out there or most the people closest to you!
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 15:4 A WHOLESOME TONGUE IS A TREE OF LIFE BUT PERVERSENESS THEREIN IS A BREACH IN THE SPIRIT JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS THAT --- I SPEAK --- THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE ROMANS 8:10 AND IF CHRIST BE IN YOU THE BODY IS DEAD BECAUSE OF SIN BUT THE SPIRIT IS --LIFE-- BECAUSE OF --RIGHTEOUSNESS-- PROVERBS 8:8 ALL THE WORDS OF --MY MOUTH-- ARE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS THERE IS NOTHING FROWARD OR PERVERSE IN THEM EPHESIANS 5:9 FOR THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS IN ALL GOODNESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS AND TRUTH PROVERBS 12:17 HE THAT SPEAKETH TRUTH SHOWETH FORTH RIGHTEOUSNESS BUT A FALSE WITNESS DECEIT ROMANS 6:16 KNOW YOU NOT THAT TO WHOM YOU YIELD YOURSELVES SERVANTS TO OBEY HIS SERVANTS YOU ARE TO WHOM YOU OBEY WHETHER OF SIN UNTO DEATH OR OF OBEDIENCE UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS 1 JOHN 2:29 IF YOU KNOW THAT HE IS RIGHTEOUS YOU KNOW THAT EVERYONE THAT DOETH RIGHTEOUSNESS IS BORN OF HIM
  • Lilian
    We must be born again in Spirit and not in the flesh I will praise you and worship you Jesus for you are worthy thanks to your blood Jesus amen
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 11:4 RICHES PROFIT NOT IN THE DAY OF WRATH BUT RIGHTEOUSNESS DELIVERETH FROM DEATH PROVERBS 10:2 TREASURES OF WICKEDNESS PROFIT NOTHING BUT RIGHTEOUSNESS DELIVERETH FROM DEATH ACTS 10:35 BUT IN EVERY NATION HE THAT FEARETH HIM AND WORKETH RIGHTEOUSNESS IS ACCEPTED WITH HIM
  • 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.

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