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Proverbs 15:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— A wise son maketh a glad father; But a foolish man despiseth his mother.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— A wise son maketh a glad father; but a foolish man despiseth his mother.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— A wise son, maketh a glad father,—but, a dullard, despiseth his own mother.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— A wise son rejoiceth a father. And a foolish man is despising his mother.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— A wise son maketh a father joyful: but the foolish man despiseth his mother.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— A wise sonne maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— A wise son gladdens [his] father; but a foolish son sneers at his mother.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
A wise 2450
{2450} Prime
From H2449; wise, (that is, intelligent, skilful or artful).
son 1121
{1121} Prime
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
maketh a glad 8055
{8055} Prime
A primitive root; probably to brighten up, that is, (figuratively) be (causatively make) blithe or gleesome.
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
father: 1
{0001} Prime
A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
but a foolish 3684
{3684} Prime
From H3688; properly fat, that is, (figuratively) stupid or silly.
man 120
{0120} Prime
From H0119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).
despiseth 959
{0959} Prime
A primitive root; to disesteem.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
his mother. 517
{0517} Prime
A primitive word; a mother (as the bond of the family); in a wide sense (both literally and figuratively); (like H0001).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 15:20

_ _ (Compare Proverbs 10:1).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 15:20

_ _ Observe here, 1. To the praise of good children, that they are the joy of their parents, who ought to have joy of them, having taken so much care and pains about them. And it adds much to the satisfaction of those that are good if they have reason to think that they have been a comfort to their parents in their declining years, when evil days come. 2. To the shame of wicked children, that by their wickedness they put contempt upon their parents, slight their authority, and make an ill requital for their kindness: A foolish son despises his mother, that had most sorrow with him and perhaps had too much indulged him, which makes his sin in despising her the more sinful and her sorrow the more sorrowful.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 10:1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son [is] the heaviness of his mother.
Proverbs 23:15-16 My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine. ... Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things.
Proverbs 29:3 Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth [his] substance.
1 Kings 1:48 And also thus said the king, Blessed [be] the LORD God of Israel, which hath given [one] to sit on my throne this day, mine eyes even seeing [it].
1 Kings 2:9 Now therefore hold him not guiltless: for thou [art] a wise man, and knowest what thou oughtest to do unto him; but his hoar head bring thou down to the grave with blood.
1 Kings 5:7 And it came to pass, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly, and said, Blessed [be] the LORD this day, which hath given unto David a wise son over this great people.
Philippians 2:22 But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel.


Proverbs 23:22 Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.
Proverbs 30:17 The eye [that] mocketh at [his] father, and despiseth to obey [his] mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.
Exodus 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Leviticus 19:3 Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I [am] the LORD your God.
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