Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.
The proverbs of Solomon, the son of David, king of Israel:
These also are proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied out.
1 Kings 4:32
He spoke three thousand proverbs; and his songs were one thousand five.
Further, because the Preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge. Yes, he pondered, sought out, and set in order many proverbs.
A wise son makes a father glad, but a foolish man despises his mother.
He who becomes the father of a fool grieves. The father of a fool has no joy.
A foolish son is the calamity of his father. A wife's quarrels are a continual dripping.
My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad, even mine:
Whoever loves wisdom brings joy to his father; but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.
Who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will have rule over all of my labor in which I have labored, and in which I have shown myself wise under the sun. This also is vanity.
A foolish son brings grief to his father, and bitterness to her who bore him.