Proverbs 23:25

25 May your father and mother rejoice; may she who gave you birth be joyful!

Read Proverbs 23:25 Using Other Translations

Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.
Let your father and mother be glad; let her who bore you rejoice.
So give your father and mother joy! May she who gave you birth be happy.

What does Proverbs 23:25 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 23:25

Thy father and thy mother shall be glad
That, is when thou art righteous and wise; see ( Proverbs 10:1 ) ; or "let thy father and thy mother be glad" F5; do everything that may make their hearts glad, and their lives easy and comfortable in their old age; by ministering to their necessities, if in any; by treading in their steps, and following their examples; by living soberly and righteously, and behaving wisely; by not only honouring them, but by seeking the honour and glory of God; showing a regard to religion, and supporting it to the utmost of their power; these are things which make the hearts of pious parents glad; and she that bare thee shall rejoice;
thy mother particularly, who bore and brought thee forth with so much pain, and brought thee up with so much care and trouble, will think it an to much recompence for all, if thou art truly wise and religious. Some accommodate this to God our heavenly Father, and to the church, the Jerusalem above, the mother of us all.


F5 (xmvy) "guadeat", V. L. "laetetur", Tigurine version, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; "fac ut laetetur", Mercerus, Gejerus; "exhilaretur", Schultens.
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