Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

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.

International Standard Version

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

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.

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 wrath is as the roaring of a lion, but his favour is as dew upon the grass. 13 A foolish son is a pain unto his father, and the contentions of a wife are a continual dripping. 14 House and riches are the inheritance from fathers, but the prudent wife is from the LORD.



Cross References

Proverbs 21:9

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop than with a brawling woman in a wide house.

Proverbs 27:15

A continual dripping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.

Proverbs 10:1

A wise son makes a glad father; but a foolish son is sadness unto his mother.

Job 14:19

The impetuous waters break the stones and wash away the dust of the earth; in like manner thou dost cause man to lose hope.

Proverbs 17:21

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

Proverbs 17:25

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

Proverbs 21:19

It is better to dwell in the wilderness than with a contentious and an angry woman.

2 Samuel 13:1-18

And it came to pass 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

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

Proverbs 25:24

It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.

Ecclesiastes 2:18-19

Yea, I hated all my labour which I had taken under the sun, which I should leave it unto the man that shall be after me.

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