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

Read Proverbs 27:11 Using Other Translations

My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.
Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him who reproaches me.
Be wise, my child, and make my heart glad. Then I will be able to answer my critics.