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Proverbs 30:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— There is a generation that curse their father, And bless not their mother.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [There is] a generation [that] curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— There is a kind of [man] who curses his father And does not bless his mother.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [There is] a generation [that] curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— A generation! Its father, it revileth, and, its mother, it doth not bless.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— A generation [is], that lightly esteemeth their father, And their mother doth not bless.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— [There is] a generation [that] curseth their father, and doth not blesse their mother.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— A wicked generation curse their father, and do not bless their mother.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [There is] a generation [that] curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[There is] a generation 1755
{1755} Prime
From H1752; properly a revolution of time, that is, an age or generation; also a dwelling.
[that] curseth 7043
{7043} Prime
A primitive root; to be (causatively make) light, literally (swift, small, sharp, etc.) or figuratively (easy, trifling, vile, etc.).
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
their father, 1
{0001} Prime
A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
and doth not x3808
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
bless 1288
{1288} Prime
A primitive root; to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason).
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
their 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 30:11-14

_ _ Four kinds of hateful persons — (1) graceless children, (2) hypocrites, (3) the proud, (4) cruel oppressors (compare on Proverbs 30:14; Psalms 14:4; Psalms 52:2) — are now illustrated; (1) Proverbs 30:15, Proverbs 30:16, the insatiability of prodigal children and their fate; (2) Proverbs 30:17, hypocrisy, or the concealment of real character; (3 and 4) Proverbs 30:18-20, various examples of pride and oppression.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 30:10-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 30:11

A generation — A sort of men.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
a generation:

Proverbs 30:12-14 [There is] a generation [that are] pure in their own eyes, and [yet] is not washed from their filthiness. ... [There is] a generation, whose teeth [are as] swords, and their jaw teeth [as] knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from [among] men.
Matthew 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
1 Peter 2:9 But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

that curseth:

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.
Proverbs 20:20 Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.
Leviticus 20:9 For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood [shall be] upon him.
Deuteronomy 21:20-21 And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son [is] stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; [he is] a glutton, and a drunkard. ... And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.
Deuteronomy 27:16 Cursed [be] he that setteth light by his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Matthew 15:4-6 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. ... And honour not his father or his mother, [he shall be free]. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
Mark 7:10-13 For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death: ... Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.


1 Timothy 5:4 But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.
1 Timothy 5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
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Lv 20:9. Dt 21:20; 27:16. Pv 20:20; 30:12, 17. Mt 3:7; 15:4. Mk 7:10. 1Ti 5:4, 8. 1P 2:9.

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