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Proverbs 10:1

    Proverbs 10:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father; But a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

    The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father; But a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 10:1

    The proverbs of Solomon - Some ancient MSS. of the Vulgate have Proverbiorum liber secundus, "The second book of the Proverbs." The preceding nine chapters can only be considered as an introduction, if indeed they may be said to make even a part, of the proverbs of Solomon, which appear to commence only at the tenth chapter.

    A wise son maketh a glad father - The parallels in this and several of the succeeding chapters are those which Bishop Lowth calls the antithetic; when two lines correspond with each other by an opposition of terms and sentiments; when the second is contrasted with the first; sometimes in expression, sometimes in sense only. Accordingly the degrees of antithesis are various; from an exact contraposition of word to word, through a whole sentence, down to a general disparity, with something of a contrariety in the two propositions, as: -

    A wise son rejoiceth in his father.

    But a foolish son is the grief of his mother.

    Where every word has its opposite; for the terms father and mother are, as the logicians say, relatively opposite.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 10:1

    See the Introduction.