Proverbs 19:26

26 Whoever robs their father and drives out their mother is a child who brings shame and disgrace.

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Proverbs 19:26 in Other Translations

KJV
26 He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.
ESV
26 He who does violence to his father and chases away his mother is a son who brings shame and reproach.
NLT
26 Children who mistreat their father or chase away their mother are an embarrassment and a public disgrace.
MSG
26 Kids who lash out against their parents are an embarrassment and disgrace.
CSB
26 The one who assaults his father and evicts his mother is a disgraceful and shameful son.

Proverbs 19:26 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 19:26

He that wasteth [his] father
His father's substance, which he gave him first as his portion, and afterwards by paying his debts, and getting him out of prison and out of broils, and that wastes his spirits and his health, and brings his gray hairs with sorrow to the grave; [and] chaseth away [his] mother:
alienates her affections from him, who once had too great a fondness for him; causes her to quit her house, not being able to bear the sight of him and of his actions: [is] a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach;
causes shame to his parents, as well as to himself; and a reproach upon them, as well as on his own character. It may be read thus,

``a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach, wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother F25.''

FOOTNOTES:

F25 So Gejerus, Schultens.

Proverbs 19:26 In-Context

24 A sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not even bring it back to his mouth!
25 Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke the discerning, and they will gain knowledge.
26 Whoever robs their father and drives out their mother is a child who brings shame and disgrace.
27 Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.
28 A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.

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