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

New Living Translation
Sensible children bring joy to their father; foolish children despise their mother.

English Standard Version
A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man despises his mother.

Berean Study Bible
A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.

King James Bible
A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.

New King James Version
A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother.

New American Standard Bible
A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother.

NASB 1995
A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother.

NASB 1977
A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother.

Amplified Bible
A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother.

Christian Standard Bible
A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.

American Standard Version
A wise son maketh a glad father; But a foolish man despiseth his mother.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A wise son gladdens his father and a foolish son is the shame of his mother.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A wise son gladdens his father; but a foolish son sneers at his mother.

Contemporary English Version
Children with good sense make their parents happy, but foolish children despise them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A wise son maketh a father joyful: but the foolish man despiseth his mother.

English Revised Version
A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.

Good News Translation
Wise children make their fathers happy. Only fools despise their mothers.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A wise son makes his father happy, but a foolish child despises its mother.

International Standard Version
A wise son makes a father glad, but a foolish man despises his mother.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A wise son maketh a glad father; But a foolish man despiseth his mother.

Literal Standard Version
A wise son makes a father glad. And a foolish man is despising his mother.

NET Bible
A wise child brings joy to his father, but a foolish person despises his mother.

New Heart English Bible
A wise son makes a father glad, but a foolish man despises 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
19The way of the slacker is like a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway. 20A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother. 21Folly is joy to one who lacks judgment, but a man of understanding walks a straight path.…

Cross References
Proverbs 10:1
The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother.

Proverbs 13:1
A wise son heeds his father's discipline, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.

Proverbs 15:19
The way of the slacker is like a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway.

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

Proverbs 23:24
The father of a righteous man will greatly rejoice, and he who fathers a wise son will delight in him.

Proverbs 29:3
A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.

Proverbs 30:17
As for the eye that mocks a father and scorns obedience to a mother, may the ravens of the valley pluck it out and young vultures devour it.


Treasury of Scripture

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

wise

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

Proverbs 23:15,16
My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine…

Proverbs 29:3
Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.

despiseth

Proverbs 23:22
Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.

Proverbs 30:17
The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

Exodus 20:12
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.









Verse 20-ch. 19:25. - Third section of this collection. Verse 20. - (For this verse, see Proverbs 10:1.) A foolish man despiseth his mother, and therefore is "heaviness" to her. Or the verb may mean "shameth." "A foolish man" is literally "a fool of a man."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
A wise
חָ֭כָם (ḥā·ḵām)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2450: Wise

son
בֵּ֣ן (bên)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1121: A son

brings joy
יְשַׂמַּח־ (yə·śam·maḥ-)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8055: To brighten up, be, blithe, gleesome

to his father,
אָ֑ב (’āḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1: Father

but a foolish
וּכְסִ֥יל (ū·ḵə·sîl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3684: Stupid fellow, dullard, fool

man
אָ֝דָ֗ם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 120: Ruddy, a human being

despises
בּוֹזֶ֥ה (bō·w·zeh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 959: To disesteem

his mother.
אִמּֽוֹ׃ (’im·mōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 517: A mother, )


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