Proverbs 23:22
Good News Translation
Listen to your father; without him you would not exist. When your mother is old, show her your appreciation.

Contemporary English Version
Pay attention to your father, and don't neglect your mother when she grows old.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hearken to thy father, that begot thee: and despise not thy mother when she is old.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Hearken to thy father, that begot thee: and despise not thy mother when she is old.

hearken

Proverbs 1:8 That grace may be added to thy head, and a chain of gold to thy neck.

Proverbs 6:20 Bind them in thy heart continually, and put them about thy neck.

Deuteronomy 21:18-21 If a man have a stubborn and unruly son, who will not hear the commandments of his father or mother, and being corrected, slighteth obedience: . . .

Deuteronomy 27:16 Cursed be he that honoureth not his father and mother: and all the people shall say: Amen.

Mark 7:10 For Moses said: Honour thy father and thy mother. And He that shall curse father or mother, dying let him die.

Ephesians 6:1,2 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is just. . . .

despise

Proverbs 30:11 There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.

Leviticus 19:3 Let every one fear his father, and his mother. Keep my sabbaths. I am the Lord your God.

Matthew 15:4-6 Honour thy father and mother: And: He that shall curse father or mother, let him die the death. . . .

John 19:26,27 When Jesus therefore had seen his mother and the disciple standing whom he loved, he saith to his mother: Woman, behold thy son. . . .

Context
True Riches
21Because they that give themselves to drinking, and that club together, shall be consumed: and drowsiness shall be clothed with rags. 22Hearken to thy father, that begot thee: and despise not thy mother when she is old.23Buy truth, and do not sell wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.…
Cross References
Ephesians 6:1
Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is just.

Leviticus 19:32
Rise up before the hoary head, and honour the person of the aged man: and fear the Lord thy God. I am the Lord.

Proverbs 1:8
That grace may be added to thy head, and a chain of gold to thy neck.

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

Proverbs 30:17
The eye that mocketh at his father, and that despiseth the labour of his mother in bearing him, let the ravens of the brooks pick it out, and the young eagles eat it.

Additional Translations
Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.Listen to your father that begat you, and despise not your mother when she is old.

Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, And despise not thy mother when she is old.

Hearken, my son, to thy father which begot thee, and despise not thy mother because she is grown old.

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

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

Hearken to thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.

Listen to your father who gave you life, and don't despise your mother when she is old.

Hearken to thy father, who begat thee, And despise not thy mother when she hath become old.
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