Children, responsibilities to parents
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A foolish son is grief to his father
and bitterness to the one who bore him.
However, his sons did not walk in his ways—they turned toward dishonest gain, took bribes, and perverted justice.
A foolish son is his father’s ruin,
and a wife’s nagging is an endless dripping.
A discerning son keeps the law,
but a companion of gluttons humiliates his father.
A rod of correction imparts wisdom,
but a youth left to himself
is a disgrace to his mother.
“Whoever strikes his father or his mother must be put to death.
“If anyone curses his father or mother, he must be put to death. He has cursed his father or mother; his blood is on his own hands.
“If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father or mother and doesn’t listen to them even after they discipline him, his father and mother must take hold of him and bring him to the elders of his city, to the gate of his hometown. They will say to the elders of his city, ‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious; he doesn’t obey us. He’s a glutton and a drunkard.’ read more.
Then all the men of his city will stone him to death. You must purge the evil from you, and all Israel will hear and be afraid.
As for the eye that ridicules a father
and despises obedience to a mother,
may ravens of the valley pluck it out
and young vultures eat it.
For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,
5 You must not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the fathers’ sin, to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing faithful love to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commands.
The Lord is slow to anger and rich in faithful love, forgiving wrongdoing and rebellion. But He will not leave the guilty unpunished, bringing the consequences of the fathers’ wrongdoing on the children to the third and fourth generation.
“In those days, it will never again be said:The fathers have eaten sour grapes,
and the children’s teeth are set on edge. Rather, each will die for his own wrongdoing. Anyone who eats sour grapes—his own teeth will be set on edge.
You show faithful love to thousands but lay the fathers’ sins on their sons’ laps after them, great and mighty God whose name is Yahweh of Hosts,
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