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Proverbs 1:8-9 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Warnings against Evil Companions

Hear, my son, your father’s instruction,
    and reject not your mother’s teaching;
for they are a fair garland for your head,
    and pendants for your neck.

Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Proverbs 3:1-2 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Admonition to Trust and Honor God

My son, do not forget my teaching,
but let your heart keep my commandments;
for length of days and years of life
    and abundant welfare will they give you.

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Proverbs 4:1-4 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Fatherly Advice

Hear, O sons, a father’s instruction,
and be attentive, that you may gain[a] insight;
for I give you good precepts:
    do not forsake my teaching.
When I was a son with my father,
    tender, the only one in the sight of my mother,
he taught me, and said to me,
“Let your heart hold fast my words;
    keep my commandments, and live;

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 4:1 Heb know
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Proverbs 10:1 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Wise Sayings of Solomon

10 The proverbs of Solomon.

A wise son makes a glad father,
    but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.

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Proverbs 13:22 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children,
    but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous.

Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Proverbs 15:20 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

20 A wise son makes a glad father,
    but a foolish man despises his mother.

Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Proverbs 17:6 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Grandchildren are the crown of the aged,
    and the glory of sons is their fathers.

Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Proverbs 17:21 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

21 A stupid son is a grief to a father;
    and the father of a fool has no joy.

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Proverbs 17:25 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

25 A foolish son is a grief to his father
    and bitterness to her who bore him.

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Proverbs 19:13 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

13 A foolish son is ruin to his father,
    and a wife’s quarreling is a continual dripping of rain.

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Proverbs 19:18 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

18 Discipline your son while there is hope;
    do not set your heart on his destruction.

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Proverbs 19:26 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

26 He who does violence to his father and chases away his mother
    is a son who causes shame and brings reproach.

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Proverbs 20:7 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

A righteous man who walks in his integrity—
    blessed are his sons after him!

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Proverbs 22:6 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Train up a child in the way he should go,
    and when he is old he will not depart from it.

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Proverbs 22:15 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child,
    but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.

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Proverbs 23:13-14 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

13 Do not withhold discipline from a child;
    if you beat him with a rod, he will not die.
14 If you beat him with the rod
    you will save his life from Sheol.

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Proverbs 29:15 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

15 The rod and reproof give wisdom,
    but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.

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Proverbs 29:17 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

17 Discipline your son, and he will give you rest;
    he will give delight to your heart.

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