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Proverbs 1:8-9 World English Bible (WEB)

My son, listen to your father’s instruction,
    and don’t forsake your mother’s teaching:
for they will be a garland to grace your head,
    and chains around your neck.

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Proverbs 1:8-9 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Enticement of Sinners

Hear, my son, your father’s instruction
And do not forsake your mother’s teaching;
Indeed, they are a graceful wreath to your head
And [a]ornaments about your neck.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 1:9 Lit necklaces
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Proverbs 4:1-4 World English Bible (WEB)

Listen, sons, to a father’s instruction.
    Pay attention and know understanding;
for I give you sound learning.
    Don’t forsake my law.
For I was a son to my father,
    tender and an only child in the sight of my mother.
He taught me, and said to me:
    “Let your heart retain my words.
    Keep my commandments, and live.

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Proverbs 4:1-4 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

A Father’s Instruction

Hear, O sons, the instruction of a father,
And give attention that you may [a]gain understanding,
For I give you [b]sound teaching;
Do not abandon my [c]instruction.
When I was a son to my father,
Tender and the only son in the sight of my mother,
Then he taught me and said to me,
“Let your heart hold fast my words;
Keep my commandments and live;

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 4:1 Lit know
  2. Proverbs 4:2 Lit good
  3. Proverbs 4:2 Or law
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Proverbs 10:1 World English Bible (WEB)

10 The proverbs of Solomon.

A wise son makes a glad father;
    but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.

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Proverbs 10:1 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Contrast of the Righteous and the Wicked

10 The proverbs of Solomon.

A wise son makes a father glad,
But a foolish son is a grief to his mother.

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Proverbs 15:20 World English Bible (WEB)

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

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Proverbs 15:20 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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

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Proverbs 17:21 World English Bible (WEB)

21 He who becomes the father of a fool grieves.
    The father of a fool has no joy.

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Proverbs 17:21 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

21 He who sires a fool does so to his sorrow,
And the father of a fool has no joy.

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Proverbs 17:25 World English Bible (WEB)

25 A foolish son brings grief to his father,
    and bitterness to her who bore him.

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Proverbs 17:25 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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

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Proverbs 19:26 World English Bible (WEB)

26 He who robs his father and drives away his mother,
    is a son who causes shame and brings reproach.

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Proverbs 19:26 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

26 He who assaults his father and drives his mother away
Is a shameful and disgraceful son.

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Proverbs 20:20 World English Bible (WEB)

20 Whoever curses his father or his mother,
    his lamp shall be put out in blackness of darkness.

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Proverbs 20:20 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

20 He who curses his father or his mother,
His lamp will go out in [a]time of darkness.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 20:20 Lit pupil (of eye)
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Proverbs 30:11-12 World English Bible (WEB)

11 There is a generation that curses their father,
    and doesn’t bless their mother.
12 There is a generation that is pure in their own eyes,
    yet are not washed from their filthiness.

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Proverbs 30:11-12 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

11 There is a [a]kind of man who curses his father
And does not bless his mother.
12 There is a [b]kind who is pure in his own eyes,
Yet is not washed from his filthiness.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 30:11 Or generation
  2. Proverbs 30:12 Or generation
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Proverbs 30:17 World English Bible (WEB)

17 “The eye that mocks at his father,
    and scorns obedience to his mother:
    the ravens of the valley shall pick it out,
    the young eagles shall eat it.

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Proverbs 30:17 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

17 The eye that mocks a father
And [a]scorns a mother,
The ravens of the valley will pick it out,
And the young eagles will eat it.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 30:17 Lit despises to obey
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