Proverbs 19:13
Good News Translation
Stupid children can bring their parents to ruin. A nagging wife is like water going drip-drip-drip.

Contemporary English Version
Foolish children bring disgrace to their fathers. A nagging wife goes on and on like the drip, drip, drip of the rain.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A foolish son is the grief of his father: and a wrangling wife is like a roof continually dropping through.

New American Bible
The foolish son is ruin to his father, and a quarrelsome wife is water constantly dripping.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

A foolish son is the grief of his father: and a wrangling wife is like a roof continually dropping through.

foolish

Proverbs 10:1 Treasures of wickedness shall profit nothing: but justice shall deliver from death.

Proverbs 15:20 A wise son maketh a father joyful: but the foolish man despiseth his mother.

Proverbs 17:21,25 A fool is born to his own disgrace: and even his father shall not rejoice in a fool. . . .

2 Samuel 13:13-18 For I shall not be able to bear my shame, and thou shalt be as one of the fools in Israel: but rather speak to the king, and he will not deny me to thee. . . .

Ecclesiastes 2:18,19 Again I hated all my application wherewith I had earnestly laboured under the sun, being like to have an heir after me, . . .

the contentions

Proverbs 21:9,19 It is better to sit in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman, and in a common house. . . .

Proverbs 25:24 It is better to sit in a corner of the housetop: than with a brawling woman, and in a common house.

Proverbs 27:15 Roofs dropping through in a cold day, and a contentious woman are alike.

Job 14:19 Waters wear away the stones, and with inundation the ground by little and little is washed away: so in like manner thou shalt destroy man.

Context
The Man of Integrity
12As the roaring of a lion, so also is the anger of a king: and his cheerfulness as the dew upon the grass. 13A foolish son is the grief of his father: and a wrangling wife is like a roof continually dropping through.14House and riches are given by parents: but a prudent wife is properly from the Lord.…
Cross References
Proverbs 17:21
A fool is born to his own disgrace: and even his father shall not rejoice in a fool.

Proverbs 17:25
A foolish son is the anger of the father: and the sorrow of the mother that bore him.

Proverbs 21:9
It is better to sit in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman, and in a common house.

Proverbs 21:19
It is better to dwell in a wilderness, than with a quarrelsome and passionate woman.

Proverbs 27:15
Roofs dropping through in a cold day, and a contentious woman are alike.

Additional Translations
A foolish son is his father’s ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping.A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.

A foolish son is the calamity of his father; And the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.

A foolish son is a disgrace to his father: vows paid out of the hire of a harlot are not pure.

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

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

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

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

A calamity to his father is a foolish son, And the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.
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