A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the one who bore him.
A foolish son is a grief to his father And bitterness to her who bore him.
A foolish child brings grief to a father and bitterness to a mother.
A surly, stupid child is sheer pain to a father, a bitter pill for a mother to swallow.
A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitter pain to her who gave him birth.
Foolish children are a grief to their father and bitterness to her who bore them.
A foolish son is a grief to his father, And bitterness to her who bore him.
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1 sn The Hebrew noun means “vexation, anger, grief.”
2 tn Heb “to the one who bore him.” Because the participle is feminine singular in Hebrew, this has been translated as “the mother who bore him.”
sn The proverb is similar to v. 21, 10:1, and 15:20.