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A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother.
King James Bible
A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.
Darby Bible Translation
A wise son maketh a glad father; but a foolish man despiseth his mother.
World English Bible
A wise son makes a father glad, but a foolish man despises his mother.
Young's Literal Translation
A wise son rejoiceth a father. And a foolish man is despising his mother.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
To "despise" a mother is to cause her the deepest grief, and is therefore not unfitly contrasted with "making a glad father."
LibraryGod, the All-Seeing One
We have in our text, first of all, a great fact declared,--"Hell and destruction are before the Lord ;" we have, secondly, a great fact inferred,--"How much more then the hearts of the children of men?" I. We will begin with THE GREAT FACT WHICH IS DECLARED--a fact which furnishes us with premises from which we deduce the practical conclusion of the second sentence--"How much more then the hearts of the children of men?" The best interpretation that you can give of those two words, "hell" and "destruction," …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858
Epistle cxxii. To Rechared, King of the visigoths .
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish son is a grief to his mother.
A wise son accepts his father's discipline, But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
The way of the lazy is as a hedge of thorns, But the path of the upright is a highway.
Listen to your father who begot you, And do not despise your mother when she is old.
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who sires a wise son will be glad in him.
A man who loves wisdom makes his father glad, But he who keeps company with harlots wastes his wealth.
The eye that mocks a father And scorns a mother, The ravens of the valley will pick it out, And the young eagles will eat it.
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