Proverbs 19:13

13 A foolish child is a father’s ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like the constant dripping of a leaky roof.

Proverbs 19:13 in Other Translations

KJV
13 A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.
ESV
13 A foolish son is ruin to his father, and a wife's quarreling is a continual dripping of rain.
NLT
13 A foolish child is a calamity to a father; a quarrelsome wife is as annoying as constant dripping.
MSG
13 A parent is worn to a frazzle by a stupid child; a nagging spouse is a leaky faucet.
CSB
13 A foolish son is his father's ruin, and a wife's nagging is an endless dripping.

Proverbs 19:13 In-Context

11 A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.
12 A king’s rage is like the roar of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.
13 A foolish child is a father’s ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like the constant dripping of a leaky roof.
14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.
15 Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless go hungry.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Proverbs 10:1
  • 2. S Esther 1:18; Proverbs 21:9
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