Proverbs 23:22
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.

New Living Translation
Listen to your father, who gave you life, and don't despise your mother when she is old.

English Standard Version
Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.

New American Standard Bible
Listen to your father who begot you, And do not despise your mother when she is old.

King James Bible
Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Listen to your father who gave you life, and don't despise your mother when she is old.

International Standard Version
Listen to the one who fathered you, and don't despise your mother in her old age.

NET Bible
Listen to your father who begot you, and do not despise your mother when she is old.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Hear your father who begot you and do not despise the old age of your mother.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Listen to your father since you are his son, and do not despise your mother because she is old.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.

King James 2000 Bible
Hearken unto your father that begat you, and despise not your mother when she is old.

American King James Version
Listen to your father that begat you, and despise not your mother when she is old.

American Standard Version
Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, And despise not thy mother when she is old.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hearken to thy father, that beget thee: and despise not thy mother when she is old.

Darby Bible Translation
Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.

English Revised Version
Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.

Webster's Bible Translation
Hearken to thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.

World English Bible
Listen to your father who gave you life, and don't despise your mother when she is old.

Young's Literal Translation
Hearken to thy father, who begat thee, And despise not thy mother when she hath become old.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

23:19-28 The gracious Saviour who purchased pardon and peace for his people, with all the affection of a tender parent, counsels us to hear and be wise, and is ready to guide our hearts in his way. Here we have an earnest call to young people, to attend to the advice of their godly parents. If the heart be guided, the steps will be guided. Buy the truth, and sell it not; be willing to part with any thing for it. Do not part with it for pleasures, honours, riches, or any thing in this world. The heart is what the great God requires. We must not think to divide the heart between God and the world; he will have all or none. Look to the rule of God's word, the conduct of his providence, and the good examples of his people. Particular cautions are given against sins most destructive to wisdom and grace in the soul. It is really a shame to make a god of the belly. Drunkenness stupifies men, and then all goes to ruin. Licentiousness takes away the heart that should be given to God. Take heed of any approaches toward this sin, it is very hard to retreat from it. It bewitches men to their ruin.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 22-25. - An octastich, containing an earnest exhortation to the disciple. Verse 22. - That begat thee. This is a claim on the attention and obedience of the son. When she is old. When old age with its consequent infirmities comes upon thy mother, despise her not, but rather thank God for giving her long life, and profit by her love and long experience (comp. Ecclus. 3:1, etc., where the exhortation to honour parents is very full and touching).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Hearken unto thy father that begat thee,.... And who has a true and hearty affection for thee, and whatever he says is for thy good and welfare, which he studies and has at heart; and who therefore also has an authority over thee, and what he enjoins ought to be strictly regarded; and, having lived longer in the world, must be thought to have a larger experience and knowledge of things, and therefore should be hearkened unto;

and despise not thy mother when she is old; despise not her counsels, instructions, and advice, though she is old; and because she is so, do not reject them as old wives' fables, or as the silly talk of an old woman, as young men are too apt to do.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

22. Hearken—that is, obey (Pr 1:8; Eph 6:1).

despise … old—Adults revere the parents whom, as children, they once obeyed.

Proverbs 23:22 Additional Commentaries
Context
Consider Diligently what is Before You
21For the heavy drinker and the glutton will come to poverty, And drowsiness will clothe one with rags. 22Listen to your father who begot you, And do not despise your mother when she is old. 23Buy truth, and do not sell it, Get wisdom and instruction and understanding.…
Cross References
Ephesians 6:1
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Leviticus 19:32
"'Stand up in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the LORD.

Proverbs 1:8
Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching.

Proverbs 15:20
A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.

Proverbs 30:17
"The eye that mocks a father, that scorns an aged mother, will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley, will be eaten by the vultures.
Treasury of Scripture

Listen to your father that begat you, and despise not your mother when she is old.

hearken

Proverbs 1:8 My son, hear the instruction of your father, and forsake not the …

Proverbs 6:20 My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not the law of your mother:

Deuteronomy 21:18-21 If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey …

Deuteronomy 27:16 Cursed be he that sets light by his father or his mother. And all …

Mark 7:10 For Moses said, Honor your father and your mother; and, Whoever curses …

Ephesians 6:1,2 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right…

despise

Proverbs 30:11 There is a generation that curses their father, and does not bless their mother.

Leviticus 19:3 You shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my …

Matthew 15:4-6 For God commanded, saying, Honor your father and mother: and, He …

John 19:26,27 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, …

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