Proverbs 15 :20

Proverbs 15 :20 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

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

American King James Version (AKJV)

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

American Standard Version (ASV)

A wise son maketh a glad father; But a foolish man despiseth his mother.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man has no respect for his mother.

Webster's Revision

A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.

World English Bible

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

English Revised Version (ERV)

A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.

Definitions for Proverbs 15 :20

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 15 :20

Barnes's Commentary on Proverbs 15 :20

To "despise" a mother is to cause her the deepest grief, and is therefore not unfitly contrasted with "making a glad father."

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 15 :20

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