New Living Translation
It is painful to be the parent of a fool; there is no joy for the father of a rebel.
King James Bible
He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.
Darby Bible Translation
He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow, and the father of a vile man hath no joy.
World English Bible
He who becomes the father of a fool grieves. The father of a fool has no joy.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is begetting a fool hath affliction for it, Yea, the father of a fool rejoiceth not.
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LibraryCæsarius of Arles.
He was born in the district of Chalons-sur-Saone, A. D. 470. He seems to have been early awakened, by a pious education, to vital Christianity. When he was between seven and eight years old, it would often happen that he would give a portion of his clothes to the poor whom he met, and would say, when he came home, that he had been, constrained to do so. When yet a youth, he entered the celebrated convent on the island of Lerins, (Lerina,) in Provence, from which a spirit of deep and practical piety …
Augustus Neander—Light in the Dark Places
Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
Twenty Second Sunday after Trinity Paul's Thanks and Prayers for Churches.
How the Silent and the Talkative are to be Admonished.
The proverbs of Solomon: A wise child brings joy to a father; a foolish child brings grief to a mother.
Foolish children bring grief to their father and bitterness to the one who gave them birth.
A foolish child is a calamity to a father; a quarrelsome wife is as annoying as constant dripping.
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