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The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

General references

Bible References


Proverbs 30:11
There is a generation who put a curse on their father, and do not give a blessing to their mother.
Proverbs 20:20
If anyone puts a curse on his father or his mother, his light will be put out in the blackest night.
Proverbs 23:22
Give ear to your father whose child you are, and do not keep honour from your mother when she is old.
Genesis 9:21
And he took of the wine of it and was overcome by drink; and he was uncovered in his tent.
Leviticus 20:9
Every man cursing his father or his mother is certainly to be put to death; because of his curse on his father or his mother, his blood will be on him.
Deuteronomy 21:18
If a man has a son who is hard-hearted and uncontrolled, who gives no attention to the voice of his father and mother, and will not be ruled by them, though they give him punishment:
2 Samuel 18:9
And Absalom came across some of David's men. And Absalom was seated on his mule, and the mule went under the thick branches of a great tree, and his head became fixed in the tree and he was lifted up between earth and heaven, and the beast under him went on.

The ravens

1 Samuel 17:44
And the Philistine said to David, Come here to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field.
2 Samuel 21:10
And Rizpah, the daughter of Aiah, took haircloth, placing it on the rock as a bed for herself, from the start of the grain-cutting till rain came down on them from heaven; and she did not let the birds of the air come near them by day, or the beasts of the field by night.

General references

Genesis 28:7
And that Jacob had done as his father and mother said and had gone to Paddan-aram;
Leviticus 11:15
Every raven, and birds of that sort;

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