Proverbs 30:11
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New International Version
"There are those who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers;

King James Bible
There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.

Darby Bible Translation
There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother;

World English Bible
There is a generation that curses their father, and doesn't bless their mother.

Young's Literal Translation
A generation is, that lightly esteemeth their father, And their mother doth not bless.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

There is a generation - There are such persons in the world. In this and the three following verses the wise man points out four grand evils that prevailed in his time.

The first, Those who not only did not honor, but who evil-treated, their parents.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a generation

Proverbs 30:12-14 There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness...

Matthew 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said to them, O generation of vipers...

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people...

that curseth

Proverbs 30:17 The eye that mocks at his father, and despises to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out...

Proverbs 20:20 Whoever curses his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.

Leviticus 20:9 For every one that curses his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he has cursed his father or his mother...

Deuteronomy 21:20,21 And they shall say to the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton...

Deuteronomy 27:16 Cursed be he that sets light by his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Matthew 15:4-6 For God commanded, saying, Honor your father and mother: and, He that curses father or mother, let him die the death...

Mark 7:10-13 For Moses said, Honor your father and your mother; and, Whoever curses father or mother, let him die the death...

doth

1 Timothy 5:4,8 But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to show piety at home, and to requite their parents...

Library
A Homily for Humble Folks
A Sermon (No. 2140) delivered on Lord's Day, April 27th, 1890 by C.H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man."--Proverbs 30:2. Sometimes it is necessary for a speaker to refer to himself, and he may feel it needful to do so in a way peculiar to the occasion. When Elihu addressed himself to Job and the three wise men, he commended himself to them saying, "I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

The Tenth Commandment
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.' Exod 20: 17. THIS commandment forbids covetousness in general, Thou shalt not covet;' and in particular, Thy neighbour's house, thy neighbour's wife, &c. I. It forbids covetousness in general. Thou shalt not covet.' It is lawful to use the world, yea, and to desire so much of it as may keep us from the temptation
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

A Book for Boys and Girls Or, Temporal Things Spritualized.
by John Bunyan, Licensed and entered according to order. London: Printed for, and sold by, R. Tookey, at his Printing House in St. Christopher's Court, in Threadneedle Street, behind the Royal Exchange, 1701. Advertisement by the Editor. Some degree of mystery hangs over these Divine Emblems for children, and many years' diligent researches have not enabled me completely to solve it. That they were written by Bunyan, there cannot be the slightest doubt. 'Manner and matter, too, are all his own.'[1]
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Thoughts Upon Worldly Riches. Sect. I.
HE that seriously considers the Constitution of the Christian Religion, observing the Excellency of its Doctrines, the Clearness of its Precepts, the Severity of its Threatnings, together with the Faithfulness of its Promises, and the Certainty of its Principles to trust to; such a one may justly be astonished, and admire what should be the reason that they who profess this not only the most excellent, but only true Religion in the World, should notwithstanding be generally as wicked, debauched and
William Beveridge—Private Thoughts Upon a Christian Life

Cross References
Exodus 21:17
"Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.

Proverbs 20:20
If someone curses their father or mother, their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness.

Malachi 1:6
"A son honors his father, and a slave his master. If I am a father, where is the honor due me? If I am a master, where is the respect due me?" says the LORD Almighty. "It is you priests who show contempt for my name. "But you ask, 'How have we shown contempt for your name?'

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