Proverbs 17:25

25 A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the mother who bore him.

Proverbs 17:25 in Other Translations

KJV
25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.
ESV
25 A foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her who bore him.
NLT
25 Foolish children bring grief to their father and bitterness to the one who gave them birth.
MSG
25 A surly, stupid child is sheer pain to a father, a bitter pill for a mother to swallow.
CSB
25 A foolish son is grief to his father and bitterness to the one who bore him.

Proverbs 17:25 In-Context

23 The wicked accept bribes in secret to pervert the course of justice.
24 A discerning person keeps wisdom in view, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.
25 A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the mother who bore him.
26 If imposing a fine on the innocent is not good, surely to flog honest officials is not right.
27 The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Proverbs 10:1
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