20 A wise son brings joy to his father,
but a foolish man despises his mother.(A)

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25 A foolish son is grief to his father
and bitterness to the one who bore him.(A)

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24 The father of a righteous son will rejoice greatly,
and one who fathers a wise son will delight in him.(A)
25 Let your father and mother have joy,(B)
and let her who gave birth to you rejoice.

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A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father,(A)
but one who consorts with prostitutes destroys his wealth.(B)

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15 A rod of correction imparts wisdom,(A)
but a youth left to himself[a]
is a disgrace to his mother.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 29:15 Lit youth sent away

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