New International Version
A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the mother 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Are in the ends of the earth - Wisdom is within the sight and reach at every man: but he whose desires are scattered abroad, who is always aiming at impossible things, or is of an unsteady disposition, is not likely to find it.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryApril 8. "A Merry Heart Doeth Good Like a Medicine" (Prov. xvii. 22).
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine" (Prov. xvii. 22). King Solomon left among his wise sayings a prescription for sick and sad hearts, and it is one that we can safely take. "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine." Joy is the great restorer and healer. Gladness of spirit will bring health to the bones and vitality to the nerves when all other tonics fail, and all other sedatives cease to quiet. Sick one, begin to rejoice in the Lord, and your bones will flourish like an herb, and your cheeks …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
An Analysis of Augustin's Writings against the Donatists.
An Exhortation to Peace and Unity
The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
To have a fool for a child brings grief; there is no joy for the parent of a godless fool.
A foolish child is a father's ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like the constant dripping of a leaky roof.
A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom, but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.
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