; properly fat
, that is, (figuratively) stupid or silly
; a son
(as a builder
of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson
, etc., (like H0001
] the calamity
(in the sense of eagerly coveting
upon; by implication of falling
; also ruin
of his father:
A primitive word; father
in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
and the contentions
of a wife
The first form is the feminine of H0376
; the second form is an irregular plural; a woman
(used in the same wide sense as H0582
] a continual
A primitive root; to drive
on; figuratively to follow
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814
Count - 5386
; a dripping
_ _ calamity literally, “calamities,” varied and many.
_ _ continual dropping a perpetual annoyance, wearing out patience.
_ _ It is an instance of the vanity of the world that we are liable to the greatest grief in those things wherein we promise ourselves the greatest comfort. It is as it proves. What greater temporal comfort can a man have than a good wife and good children? Yet, 1. A foolish son is a great affliction, and may make a man wish a thousand times he had been written childless. A son that will apply himself to no study or business, that will take no advice, that lives a lewd, loose, rakish life, and spends what he has extravagantly, games it away and wastes it in the excess of riot, or that is proud, foppish, and conceited, such a one is the grief of his father, because he is the disgrace, and is likely to be the ruin, of his family. He hates all his labour, when he sees to whom he must leave the fruit of it. 2. A cross peevish wife is as great an affliction: Her contentions are continual; every day, and every hour in the day, she finds some occasion to make herself and those about her uneasy. Those that are accustomed to chide never want something or other to chide at; but it is a continual dropping, that is, a continual vexation, as it is to have a house so much out of repair that it rains in and a man cannot lie dry in it. That man has an uncomfortable life, and has need of a great deal of wisdom and grace to enable him to bear his affliction and do his duty, who has a sot for his son and a scold for his wife.
Dropping Are like rain continually dropping upon an house.
A foolish son [is] the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife [are] a continual (e) dropping.
(e) As rain that drops and rots the house.
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 17:21 He that begetteth a fool [doeth it] to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.
Proverbs 17:25 A foolish son [is] a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.
2 Samuel 13:1-18:33 And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David had a fair sister, whose name [was] Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her. ... 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!
Ecclesiastes 2:18-19 Yea, I hated all my labour which I had taken under the sun: because I should leave it unto the man that shall be after me. ... And who knoweth whether he shall be a wise [man] or a fool? yet shall he have rule over all my labour wherein I have laboured, and wherein I have shewed myself wise under the sun. This [is] also vanity.
- the contentions:
Proverbs 21:9 [It is] better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
Proverbs 21:19 [It is] better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.
Proverbs 25:24 [It is] better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.
Proverbs 27:15 A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.
Job 14:19 The waters wear the stones: thou washest away the things which grow [out] of the dust of the earth; and thou destroyest the hope of man.
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