Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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 that curses their father, and does not bless their mother.
Proverbs 20:20
Whosoever curses his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in utter darkness.
Proverbs 23:22
Hearken unto your father that begat you, and despise not your mother when she is old.
Genesis 9:21
And he drank of the wine, and was drunk; and he was uncovered within his tent.
Leviticus 20:9
For every one that curses his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he has cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.
Deuteronomy 21:18
If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son, who will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them:
2 Samuel 18:9
And Absalom met the servants of David. And Absalom rode upon a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak, and his head caught fast in the oak, and he was left hanging between the heaven and the earth; and the mule that was under him went away.

The ravens

1 Samuel 17:44
And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give your flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.
2 Samuel 21:10
And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth, and spread it for her upon the rock, from the beginning of harvest until water dropped upon them out of heaven, and allowed neither the birds of the air to rest on them by day, nor the beasts of the field by night.

General references

Genesis 28:7
And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Paddanaram;
Leviticus 11:15
Every raven after its kind;