Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.

Holman Bible

A foolish son is grief to his father and bitterness to the one who bore him.

International Standard Version

A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to his mother.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

A foolish son is a grief to his father, And bitterness to her that bare him.

Amplified

A self-confident and foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her who bore him.

Bible in Basic English

A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitter pain to her who gave him birth.

Darby Translation

A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bore him.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her that bore him.

Julia Smith Translation

A foolish son a grief to his father, and bitterness to her bringing him forth.

King James 2000

A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bore him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A grief to his father [is] the child of a fool, and bitterness to her who bore him.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

An indiscreet son is a grief unto his father; and a heaviness unto his mother that bare him.

NET Bible

A foolish child is a grief to his father, and bitterness to the mother who bore him.

New Heart English Bible

A foolish son brings grief to his father, and bitterness to her who bore him.

The Emphasized Bible

A vexation to his father, is the son that is a dullard, and a bitterness, to her that bare him.

Webster

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.

Youngs Literal Translation

A provocation to his father is a foolish son, And bitterness to her that bare him.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

is a grief
כּעשׂ כּעס 
Ka`ac 
Usage: 25

ממר 
memer 
Usage: 1

ילד 
Yalad 
Usage: 497

References

Smith

Context Readings

How Fools Live

24 Wisdom is in the presence of the one who has understanding, But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth. 25 A foolish son is a grief to his father And bitterness to her who bore him. 26 It is also not good to fine the righteous, Nor to strike the noble for their uprightness.



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.

2 Samuel 13:1-22

Now it was after this that Absalom the son of David had a beautiful sister whose name was Tamar, and Amnon the son of David loved her.

Proverbs 15:20

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

Ecclesiastes 2:18-19

Thus I hated all the fruit of my labor for which I had labored under the sun, for I must leave it to the man who will come after me.

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