35 The wise inherit honor, but fools get only shame.

Other Translations of Proverbs 3:35

King James Version

35 The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

English Standard Version

35 The wise will inherit honor, but fools getThe meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain disgrace.

The Message

35 Wise living gets rewarded with honor; stupid living gets the booby prize.

New King James Version

35 The wise shall inherit glory, But shame shall be the legacy of fools.

New Living Translation

35 The wise inherit honor, but fools are put to shame!

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 3:35

Commentary on Proverbs 3:27-35

(Read Proverbs 3:27-35)

Our business is to observe the precepts of Christ, and to copy his example; to do justice, to love mercy, and to beware of covetousness; to be ready for every good work, avoiding needless strife, and bearing evils, if possible, rather than seeking redress by law. It will be found there is little got by striving. Let us not envy prosperous oppressors; far be it from the disciples of Christ to choose any of their ways. These truths may be despised by the covetous and luxurious, but everlasting contempt will be the portion of such scorners, while Divine favour is shown to the humble believer.