New International Version
The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
King James Bible
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.
Darby Bible Translation
The Proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father; but a foolish son is the grief of his mother.
World English Bible
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father; but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
Young's Literal Translation
Proverbs of Solomon. A wise son causeth a father to rejoice, And a foolish son is an affliction to his mother.
Proverbs 10:1 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The proverbs of Solomon - Some ancient MSS. of the Vulgate have Proverbiorum liber secundus, "The second book of the Proverbs." The preceding nine chapters can only be considered as an introduction, if indeed they may be said to make even a part, of the proverbs of Solomon, which appear to commence only at the tenth chapter.
A wise son maketh a glad father - The parallels in this and several of the succeeding chapters are those which Bishop Lowth calls the antithetic; when two lines correspond with each other by an opposition of terms and sentiments; when the second is contrasted with the first; sometimes in expression, sometimes in sense only. Accordingly the degrees of antithesis are various; from an exact contraposition of word to word, through a whole sentence, down to a general disparity, with something of a contrariety in the two propositions, as: -
A wise son rejoiceth in his father.
But a foolish son is the grief of his mother.
Where every word has its opposite; for the terms father and mother are, as the logicians say, relatively opposite.
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'The way of the Lord is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.'--PROVERBS x. 29. You observe that the words 'shall be,' in the last clause, are a supplement. They are quite unnecessary, and in fact they rather hinder the sense. They destroy the completeness of the antithesis between the two halves of the verse. If you leave them out, and suppose that the 'way of the Lord' is what is spoken of in both clauses, you get a far deeper and fuller meaning. 'The way …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Sanctions of Moral Law, Natural and Governmental.
How the Simple and the Crafty are to be Admonished.
Letter xv (Circa A. D. 1129) to Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin
1 Kings 4:32
He spoke three thousand proverbs and his songs numbered a thousand and five.
The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:
A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not respond to rebukes.
A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
To have a fool for a child brings grief; there is no joy for the parent of a godless fool.
A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the mother who bore him.
The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.
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