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 Proverbs 1:8 - 9; 6:20 - 23; 10:1; 11:29; 13:1; 15:5; 15:20; 17:6; 17:17; 17:21; 17:25; 18:19; 19:13 - 14; 19:26 - 27; 20:20; 22:15; 22:28; 23:22; 23:24 - 25; 27:8; 27:10; 28:7; 28:24; 29:3; 30:17
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   Book of Proverbs
   Chapter 1
1:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
 
1:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.
 
   Chapter 6
6:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
 
6:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Bind them upon your heart forever; fasten them around your neck.
 
6:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you.
 
6:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life,
 
   Chapter 10
10:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother.
 
   Chapter 11
11:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He who brings trouble on his family will inherit only wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise.
 
   Chapter 13
13:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.
 
   Chapter 15
15:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
A fool spurns his father's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.
 
15:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
 
   Chapter 17
17:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.
 
17:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
 
17:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
To have a fool for a son brings grief; there is no joy for the father of a fool.
 
17:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the one who bore him.
 
   Chapter 18
18:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
An offended brother is more unyielding than a fortified city, and disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel.
 
   Chapter 19
19:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
A foolish son is his father's ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping.
 
19:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.
 
19:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He who robs his father and drives out his mother is a son who brings shame and disgrace.
 
19:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.
 
   Chapter 20
20:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
If a man curses his father or mother, his lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness.
 
   Chapter 22
22:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.
 
22:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your forefathers.
 
   Chapter 23
23:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.
 
23:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The father of a righteous man has great joy; he who has a wise son delights in him.
 
23:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
May your father and mother be glad; may she who gave you birth rejoice!
 
   Chapter 27
27:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Like a bird that strays from its nest is a man who strays from his home.
 
27:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Do not forsake your friend and the friend of your father, and do not go to your brother's house when disaster strikes you - better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.
 
   Chapter 28
28:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He who keeps the law is a discerning son, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.
 
28:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He who robs his father or mother and says, "It's not wrong" - he is partner to him who destroys.
 
   Chapter 29
29:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.
 
   Chapter 30
30:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"The eye that mocks a father, that scorns obedience to a mother, will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley, will be eaten by the vultures.
 
 

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