Proverbs 17:25
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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.

Proverbs 17:25 Parallel
Barnes' 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.

Proverbs 17:25 Parallel Commentaries

The 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.
THAT early spring-tide in Galilee was surely the truest realisation of the picture in the Song of Solomon, when earth clad herself in garments of beauty, and the air was melodious with songs of new life. [2625] It seemed as if each day marked a widening circle of deepest sympathy and largest power on the part of Jesus; as if each day also brought fresh surprise, new gladness; opened hitherto unthought-of possibilities, and pointed Israel far beyond the horizon of their narrow expectancy. Yesterday
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Proverbs 10:1
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish son is a grief to his mother.

Proverbs 17:21
He who sires a fool does so to his sorrow, And the father of a fool has no joy.

Proverbs 19:13
A foolish son is destruction to his father, And the contentions of a wife are a constant dripping.

Proverbs 29:15
The rod and reproof give wisdom, But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.

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