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There is nothing but sadness and sorrow for parents whose children do foolish things.
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A fool is born to his own disgrace: and even his father shall not rejoice in a fool.
Proverbs 17:25 A foolish son is the anger of the father: and the sorrow of the mother that bore him.
Proverbs 10:1 Treasures of wickedness shall profit nothing: but justice shall deliver from death.
Proverbs 15:20 A wise son maketh a father joyful: but the foolish man despiseth his mother.
Proverbs 19:13 A foolish son is the grief of his father: and a wrangling wife is like a roof continually dropping through.
Genesis 26:34 And Esau being forty years old, married wives, Judith, the daughter of Beeri, the Hethite, and Basemath, the daughter of Elon, of the same place.
1 Samuel 2:32-35 And thou shalt see thy rival in the temple, in all the prosperity of Israel, and there shall not be an old man in thy house for ever. . . .
1 Samuel 8:3 And his sons walked not in his ways: but they turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.
2 Samuel 18:33 The king therefore being much moved, went up to the high chamber over the gate, and wept. And as he went he spoke in this manner: My son Absalom, Absalom my son: would to God that I might die for thee, Absalom my son, my son Absalom.
Proverbs 23:15,16 My son, if thy mind be wise, my heart shall rejoice with thee: . . .
2 Corinthians 2:3 And I wrote this same to you: that I may not, when I come, have sorrow upon sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice: having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.
3 John 1:4 I have no greater grace than this, to hear that my children walk in truth.
ContextBetter a Dry Morsel in Quietness
…20He that is of a perverse heart, shall not find good: and he that perverteth his tongue, shall fall into evil. 21A fool is born to his own disgrace: and even his father shall not rejoice in a fool.22A joyful mind maketh age flourishing: a sorrowful spirit drieth up the bones.…
Treasures of wickedness shall profit nothing: but justice shall deliver from death.
A foolish son is the anger of the father: and the sorrow of the mother that bore him.
A foolish son is the grief of his father: and a wrangling wife is like a roof continually dropping through.
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