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Proverbs 15:20

    Proverbs 15:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    Barnes' Notes 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."