Inherit the Wind

"Inherit the Wind" meaning

Hi.

What do you think the phrase means?

It is a quote from Proverbes 11:29

"He who troubles his own house will inherit wind, And the foolish will be servant to the wisehearted."

But still can grasp it's meaning...

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If you cause troubles in your own house, or family, then you will inherit the "wind," meaning you will inherit nothing. The second part goes along, emphasizing the fact that troubling your own family is not the way to go about things. If you do this, you are a foolish person, who will then, deservedly, be a servant the wise and compassionate.

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