Proverbs 17:25
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English Standard Version
A foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her who bore him.

King James Bible
A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.

American Standard Version
A foolish son is a grief to his father, And bitterness to her that bare him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A foolish son is the anger of the father: and the sorrow of the mother that bore him.

English Revised Version
A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.

Webster's Bible Translation
A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bore him.

Proverbs 17:25 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

19 He loveth sin who loveth strife;

     He who maketh high his doors seeketh destruction.

A synthetic distich. Bttcher finds the reason of the pairing of these two lines in the relationship between a mouth and a door (cf. Micah 7:6, פּתחי פיך). Hitzig goes further, and supposes that 19b figuratively expresses what boastfulness brings upon itself. Against Geier, Schultens, and others, who understand פּתחו directly of the mouth, he rightly remarks that הגדּיל פה is not heard of, and that הגדּיל פה taht dn would be used instead. But the two lines harmonize, without this interchangeable reference of os and ostium. Zanksucht [quarrelsomeness] and Prunksucht [ostentation] are related as the symptoms of selfishness. But both bear their sentence in themselves. He who has pleasure in quarrelling has pleasure in evil, for he commits himself to the way of great sinning, and draws others along with him; and he who cannot have the door of his house high enough and splendid enough, prepares thereby for himself, against his will, the destruction of his house. An old Hebrew proverb says, כל העוסק בבנין יתמסכן, aedificandi nimis studiosus ad mendicitatem redigitur. Both parts of this verse refer to one and the same individual, for the insanum aedificandi studium goes only too often hand in hand with unjust and heartless litigation.

Proverbs 17:25 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 10:1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

Proverbs 15:20 A wise son makes a glad father: but a foolish man despises his mother.

Proverbs 19:13 A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.

2 Samuel 13:1 And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David had a fair sister, whose name was Tamar...

Ecclesiastes 2:18,19 Yes, I hated all my labor which I had taken under the sun: because I should leave it to the man that shall be after me...

Cross References
Proverbs 10:1
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.

Proverbs 17:21
He who sires a fool gets himself sorrow, and the father of a fool has no joy.

Proverbs 19:13
A foolish son is ruin to his father, and a wife's quarreling is a continual dripping of rain.

Proverbs 29:15
The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.

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