Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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

Bible References


Proverbs 17:25
A foolish son brings grief to his father, and bitterness to her who bore him.
Proverbs 10:1
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father; but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
Proverbs 15:20
A wise son makes a father glad, but a foolish man despises his mother.
Proverbs 19:13
A foolish son is the calamity of his father. A wife's quarrels are a continual dripping.
Genesis 26:34
When Esau was forty years old, he took as wife Judith, the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath, the daughter of Elon the Hittite.
1 Samuel 2:32
You shall see the affliction of my habitation, in all the wealth which I shall give Israel; and there shall not be an old man in your house forever.
1 Samuel 8:3
His sons did not walk in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted justice.
2 Samuel 18:33
The king was much moved, and went up to the room over the gate, and wept. As he went, he said, "My son Absalom. My son, my son Absalom. I wish I had died for you, Absalom, my son, my son."


Proverbs 23:15
My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad, even mine:
2 Corinthians 2:3
And I wrote this very thing, so that, when I came, I would not have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy would be shared by all of you.
Philemon 1:19
I, Paul, write this with my own hand: I will repay it (not to mention to you that you owe to me even your own self besides).
3 John 1:4
I have no greater joy than this, to hear about my children walking in truth.