Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He who sires a fool does so to his sorrow, And the father of a fool has no joy.

King James Version

He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.

Holman Bible

A man fathers a fool to his own sorrow; the father of a fool has no joy.

International Standard Version

The man who fathers a fool does so to his sorrow the father of a fool has no joy.

A Conservative Version

He who begets a fool [it is] to his sorrow, and the father of a fool has no joy.

American Standard Version

He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow; And the father of a fool hath no joy.

Amplified

He who becomes the parent of a [self-confident] fool does it to his sorrow, and the father of [an empty-headed] fool has no joy [in him].

Bible in Basic English

He who has an unwise son gets sorrow for himself, and the father of a foolish son has no joy.

Darby Translation

He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow, and the father of a vile man hath no joy.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that begets a fool does it to his sorrow, and the father of a fool shall have no joy.

Julia Smith Translation

The foolish one was born for sorrow to himself, and the father of the foolish one shall not rejoice.,

King James 2000

He that begets a fool does it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool has no joy.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who begets a fool, [there is] trouble for him; the father of a fool will not rejoice.

Modern King James verseion

He who fathers a fool does it to his sorrow; the father of a fool has no joy.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

An unwise body bringeth himself in to sorrow; and the father of a fool can have no joy.

NET Bible

Whoever brings a fool into the world does so to his grief, and the father of a fool has no joy.

New Heart English Bible

He who becomes the father of a fool grieves. The father of a fool has no joy.

The Emphasized Bible

He that begetteth a dullard, it is to his own grief, neither can the father of the base, rejoice.

Webster

He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.

World English Bible

He who becomes the father of a fool grieves. The father of a fool has no joy.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is begetting a fool hath affliction for it, Yea, the father of a fool rejoiceth not.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ילד 
Yalad 
Usage: 497

a fool
כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

doeth it to his sorrow
תּוּגה 
Tuwgah 
Usage: 4

and the father
H1
אב 
'ab 
Usage: 1214

of a fool
נבל 
Nabal 
Usage: 18

Prayers for Proverbs 17:21

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

20 He who has a crooked mind finds no good, And he who is perverted in his language falls into evil. 21 He who sires a fool does so to his sorrow, And the father of a fool has no joy. 22 A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.



Cross References

Proverbs 10:1

The proverbs of Solomon A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish son is a grief to his mother.

Proverbs 19:13

A foolish son is destruction to his father, And the contentions of a wife are a constant dripping.

Proverbs 17:25

A foolish son is a grief to his father And bitterness to her who bore him.

Genesis 26:34

When Esau was forty years old he married Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite;

1 Samuel 2:32-35

'You will see the distress of My dwelling, in spite of all the good that I do for Israel; and an old man will not be in your house forever.

Proverbs 15:20

A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother.

Proverbs 23:15-16

My son, if your heart is wise, My own heart also will be glad;

1 Samuel 8:3

His sons, however, did not walk in his ways, but turned aside after dishonest gain and took bribes and perverted justice.

2 Samuel 18:33

The king was deeply moved and went up to the chamber over the gate and wept. And thus he said as he walked, "O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son!"

2 Corinthians 2:3

This is the very thing I wrote you, so that when I came, I would not have sorrow from those who ought to make me rejoice; having confidence in you all that my joy would be the joy of you all.

2 Corinthians 2:3

This is the very thing I wrote you, so that when I came, I would not have sorrow from those who ought to make me rejoice; having confidence in you all that my joy would be the joy of you all.

3 John 1:4

I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.

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