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Proverbs 23:22

    Proverbs 23:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Listen to your father that begat you, and despise not your mother when she is old.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, And despise not thy mother when she is old.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Give ear to your father whose child you are, and do not keep honour from your mother when she is old.

    Webster's Revision

    Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, And despise not thy mother when she is old.

    World English Bible

    Listen to your father who gave you life, and don't despise your mother when she is old.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.

    Definitions for Proverbs 23:22

    Begat - To bear; to bring forth.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 23:22

    Despise not thy mother when she is old - A very necessary caution, as very old women are generally helpless, useless, and burdensome: yet these circumstances do not at all lessen the child's duty. And this duty is strengthened by the Divine command here given.