Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

A father's ruin is a foolish son, and a wife's quarreling is like dripping water that never stops.

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.

Holman Bible

A foolish son is his father’s ruin,
and a wife’s nagging is an endless dripping.

A Conservative Version

A foolish son is the calamity of his father, and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.

American Standard Version

A foolish son is the calamity of his father; And the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.

Amplified

A self-confident and foolish son is the [multiplied] calamity of his father, and the contentions of a wife are like a continual dripping [of water through a chink in the roof].

Bible in Basic English

A foolish son is the destruction of his father; and the bitter arguments of a wife are like drops of rain falling without end.

Darby Translation

A foolish son is the calamity of his father; and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

A foolish son is a pain unto his father, and the contentions of a wife are a continual dripping.

Julia Smith Translation

A foolish son a calamity to his father: and the strifes of a woman a dropping thrust out

King James 2000

A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dripping.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A foolish child is a ruin to his father, and the quarreling of a woman is a continuous dripping.

Modern King James verseion

A foolish son is ruin to his father, and the quarreling of a wife is a never-ending dripping.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

An indiscreet son is the heaviness of his father; and a brawling wife is like the top of a house, wherethrough it is ever dropping.

NET Bible

A foolish child is the ruin of his father, and a contentious wife is like a constant dripping.

New Heart English Bible

A foolish son is the calamity of his father. A wife's quarrels are a continual dripping.

The Emphasized Bible

Engulfing ruin to his father, is a son that is a dullard, - and, a continuous dripping, are the contentions of a wife.

Webster

A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.

World English Bible

A foolish son is the calamity of his father. A wife's quarrels are a continual dripping.

Youngs Literal Translation

A calamity to his father is a foolish son, And the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.

Interlinear

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

and the contentions
מדין 
Midyan 
Usage: 9

of a wife
נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

טרד 
Tarad 
Usage: 2

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

A Foolish Son Brings Ruin To Others

12 The king's anger is like the roaring of a lion, but his goodwill is like dew on the grass. 13 A father's ruin is a foolish son, and a wife's quarreling is like dripping water that never stops. 14 A house and self-sufficiency are a father's inheritance, but from the LORD comes an insightful wife.



Cross References

Proverbs 21:9

It's better to live in a corner on the roof than to share a house with a contentious woman.

Proverbs 27:15

A continual dripping on a rainy day and a contentious wife are alike.

Proverbs 10:1

The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grieves his mother.

Job 14:19

Water wears away stones; floods wash away topsoil from the land but you destroy the hope of human beings just like that!

Proverbs 17:21

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

Proverbs 17:25

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

Proverbs 21:19

It's better to live in the wilderness than to live with a contentious and irritable woman.

2 Samuel 13:1-18

Sometime after this, David's son Amnon fell in love with David's other son Absalom's beautiful sister Tamar.

Proverbs 15:20

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

Proverbs 25:24

It's better to live in a corner on the roof than in a house with a contentious woman.

Ecclesiastes 2:18-19

Then I despised everything I had worked for on earth, that is, the things that I will leave to the person who will succeed me.

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