New American Standard Bible
He who sires a fool does so to his sorrow, And the father of a fool has no joy.
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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A sermon (No. 899) delivered on Lord's Day morning, November 7th, 1869, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity."--Proverbs 17:17. There is one thing about the usefulness of which all men are agreed, namely, friendship; but most men are soon aware that counterfeits of friendship are common as autumn leaves. Few men enjoy from others the highest and truest form of friendship. The friendships of this world are …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
The Raising of the Young Man of Nain - the Meeting of Life and Death.
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish son is a grief to his mother.
A foolish son is a grief to his father And bitterness to her who bore him.
A foolish son is destruction to his father, And the contentions of a wife are a constant dripping.
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