Proverbs 19:13
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New American Standard Bible
A foolish son is destruction to his father, And the contentions of a wife are a constant dripping.

King James Bible
A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.

Darby Bible Translation
A foolish son is the calamity of his father; and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.

World English Bible
A foolish son is the calamity of his father. A wife's quarrels are a continual dripping.

Young's Literal Translation
A calamity to his father is a foolish son, And the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Calamity - The Hebrew word is plural (as in Psalm 57:1; Psalm 91:3), and seems to express the multiplied and manifold sorrow caused by the foolish son.

Continual dropping - The irritating, unceasing, sound of the fall, drop after drop, of water through the chinks in the roof.

Proverbs 19:13 Parallel Commentaries

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How the Impatient and the Patient are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 10.) Differently to be admonished are the impatient and the patient. For the impatient are to be told that, while they neglect to bridle their spirit, they are hurried through many steep places of iniquity which they seek not after, inasmuch as fury drives the mind whither desire draws it not, and, when perturbed, it does, not knowing, what it afterwards grieves for when it knows. The impatient are also to be told that, when carried headlong by the impulse of emotion, they act in some
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

"Boast not Thyself of to Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Prov. xxvii. 1.--"Boast not thyself of to morrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth." As man is naturally given to boasting and gloriation in something (for the heart cannot want some object to rest upon and take complacency in, it is framed with such a capacity of employing other things), so there is a strong inclination in man towards the time to come, he hath an immortal appetite, and an appetite of immortality; and therefore his desires usually stretch farther than the present
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
Proverbs 17:21
He who sires a fool does so to his sorrow, And the father of a fool has no joy.

Proverbs 17:25
A foolish son is a grief to his father And bitterness to her who bore him.

Proverbs 21:9
It is better to live in a corner of a roof Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.

Proverbs 21:19
It is better to live in a desert land Than with a contentious and vexing woman.

Proverbs 27:15
A constant dripping on a day of steady rain And a contentious woman are alike;

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