Proverbs 17:25

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

Read Proverbs 17:25 Using Other Translations

A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.
A foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her who bore him.
Foolish children bring grief to their father and bitterness to the one who gave them birth.

What does Proverbs 17:25 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 17:25

A foolish son [is] a grief to his father
Because of his folly and wickedness, and the ruin he is bringing himself to; and bitterness to her that bare him;
a cause of bitterness of soul to his mother, more distressing than the bitter pains with which she brought him forth into the world. Jarchi, by the father, understands the blessed God; and by her that bare him, the congregation of Israel; to whom Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, was bitterness, who caused Israel to sin; see ( Proverbs 10:1 ) .

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