New American Standard Bible
A foolish son is a grief to his father And bitterness to her who bore him.
King James Bible
A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.
Darby Bible Translation
A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bore him.
World English Bible
A foolish son brings grief to his father, and bitterness to her who bore him.
Young's Literal Translation
A provocation to his father is a foolish son, And bitterness to her that bare him.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Compare Proverbs 17:21. Here is added a reference to the sorrow which the folly of a child brings especially to the mother.
LibraryThe Unrivalled Friend
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.
He who sires a fool does so to his sorrow, And the father of a fool has no joy.
A foolish son is destruction to his father, And the contentions of a wife are a constant dripping.
The rod and reproof give wisdom, But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.
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