11 Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart; then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 27:11

Commentary on Proverbs 27:11

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An affectionate parent urges his son to prudent conduct that should gladden his heart. The good conduct of Christians is the best answer to all who find fault with the gospel.