New Living Translation
Foolish children bring grief to their father and bitterness to the one who gave them birth.
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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LibraryCæsarius of Arles.
He was born in the district of Chalons-sur-Saone, A. D. 470. He seems to have been early awakened, by a pious education, to vital Christianity. When he was between seven and eight years old, it would often happen that he would give a portion of his clothes to the poor whom he met, and would say, when he came home, that he had been, constrained to do so. When yet a youth, he entered the celebrated convent on the island of Lerins, (Lerina,) in Provence, from which a spirit of deep and practical piety …
Augustus Neander—Light in the Dark Places
Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
Twenty Second Sunday after Trinity Paul's Thanks and Prayers for Churches.
How the Silent and the Talkative are to be Admonished.
The proverbs of Solomon: A wise child brings joy to a father; a foolish child brings grief to a mother.
It is painful to be the parent of a fool; there is no joy for the father of a rebel.
A foolish child is a calamity to a father; a quarrelsome wife is as annoying as constant dripping.
To discipline a child produces wisdom, but a mother is disgraced by an undisciplined child.
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