He that begetteth
A primitive root; to bear
young; causatively to beget
; medically to act as midwife
; specifically to show lineage
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814
Count - 5386
; properly fat
, that is, (figuratively) stupid or silly
] to his sorrow:
(of spirits); concretely a grief
and the father
A primitive word; father
in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
of a fool
; a primitive particle; not
(the simple or abstract negation); by implication no
; often used with other particles.
A primitive root; probably to brighten
up, that is, (figuratively) be
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 19885
_ _ (Compare Proverbs 23:24). Different words are rendered by “fool,” both denoting stupidity and impiety.
_ _ This expresses that very emphatically which many wise and good men feel very sensibly, what a grievous vexatious thing it is to have a foolish wicked child. See here, 1. How uncertain all our creature-comforts are, so that we are often not only disappointed in them, but that proves the greatest cross in which we promised ourselves most satisfaction. There was joy when a man-child was born into the world, and yet, if he prove vicious, his own father will wish he had never been born. The name of Absalom signifies his father's peace, but he was his greatest trouble. It should moderate the desire of having children, and the delights of their parents in them, that they may prove a grief to them; yet it should silence the murmurings of the afflicted father in that case that if his son be a fool he is a fool of his own begetting, and therefore he must make the best of him, and take it up as his cross, the rather because Adam begets a son in his own likeness. 2. How unwise we are in suffering one affliction (and that of an untoward child as likely as any other) to drown the sense of a thousand mercies: The father of a fool lays that so much to heart that he has no joy of any thing else. For this he may thank himself; there are joys sufficient to counterbalance even that sorrow.
Proverbs 17:25 A foolish son [is] a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.
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 15:20 A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.
Proverbs 19:13 A foolish son [is] the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife [are] a continual dropping.
Genesis 26:34 And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite:
1 Samuel 2:32-35 And thou shalt see an enemy [in my] habitation, in all [the wealth] which [God] shall give Israel: and there shall not be an old man in thine house for ever. ... And I will raise me up a faithful priest, [that] shall do according to [that] which [is] in mine heart and in my mind: and I will build him a sure house; and he shall walk before mine anointed for ever.
1 Samuel 8:3 And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.
2 Samuel 18:33 And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept: and as he went, thus he said, O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!
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.
2 Corinthians 2:3 And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is [the joy] of you all.
Philemon 1:19-20 I Paul have written [it] with mine own hand, I will repay [it]: albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides. ... Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord.
3 John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
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