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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.

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Proverbs 6:20-23 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

20 My son, keep your father’s commandment,
    and forsake not your mother’s teaching.
21 Bind them upon your heart always;
    tie them about your neck.
22 When you walk, they[a] will lead you;
    when you lie down, they[b] will watch over you;
    and when you awake, they[c] will talk with you.
23 For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light,
    and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life,

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 6:22 Heb it
  2. Proverbs 6:22 Heb it
  3. Proverbs 6:22 Heb it
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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 11:29 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

29 He who troubles his household will inherit wind,
    and the fool will be servant to the wise.

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Proverbs 13:1 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

13 A wise son hears his father’s instruction,
    but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.

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Proverbs 15:5 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

A fool despises his father’s instruction,
    but he who heeds admonition is prudent.

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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.

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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.

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Proverbs 17:17 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

17 A friend loves at all times,
    and a brother is born for adversity.

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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 18:19 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

19 A brother helped is like a strong city,[a]
    but quarreling is like the bars of a castle.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 18:19 Gk Syr Vg Tg: The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain
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Proverbs 19:13-14 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

13 A foolish son is ruin to his father,
    and a wife’s quarreling is a continual dripping of rain.
14 House and wealth are inherited from fathers,
    but a prudent wife is from the Lord.

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Proverbs 19:26-27 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.
27 Cease, my son, to hear instruction
    only to stray from the words of knowledge.

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Proverbs 20:20 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

20 If one curses his father or his mother,
    his lamp will be put out in utter darkness.

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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 22:28 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

28 Remove not the ancient landmark
    which your fathers have set.

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Proverbs 23:22 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

22 Hearken to your father who begot you,
    and do not despise your mother when she is old.

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Proverbs 23:24-25 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

24 The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice;
    he who begets a wise son will be glad in him.
25 Let your father and mother be glad,
    let her who bore you rejoice.

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Proverbs 27:8 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Like a bird that strays from its nest,
    is a man who strays from his home.

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Proverbs 27:10 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

10 Your friend, and your father’s friend, do not forsake;
    and do not go to your brother’s house in the day of your calamity.
Better is a neighbor who is near
    than a brother who is far away.

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Proverbs 28:7 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

He who keeps the law is a wise son,
    but a companion of gluttons shames his father.

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