Proverbs: Parents and Children

Wisdom for both parents and children…

A wise son makes a father glad,
But a foolish [stubborn] son [who refuses to learn] is a grief to his mother. (AMP, Proverbs 10:1)

A wise son heeds and accepts [and is the result of] his father’s discipline and instruction,
But a scoffer does not listen to reprimand and does not learn from his errors.(AMP, Proverbs 13:1)

He who withholds the rod [of discipline] hates his son,
But he who loves him disciplines and trains him diligently and appropriately [with wisdom and love].(AMP, Proverbs 13:24)

A wise son makes a father glad,
But a foolish man despises his mother.(AMP, Proverbs 15:20)

He who becomes the parent of a fool [who is spiritually blind] does so to his sorrow,
And the father of a fool [who is spiritually blind] has no joy.(AMP, Proverbs 17:21)

A foolish son is a grief and anguish to his father
And bitterness to her who gave birth to him.(AMP, Proverbs 17:25)

A foolish (ungodly) son is destruction to his father,…(AMP, Proverbs 19:13a)

Discipline and teach your son while there is hope,
And do not [indulge your anger or resentment by imposing inappropriate punishment nor] desire his destruction.(AMP, Proverbs 19:18)

He who assaults his father and chases away his mother
Is a son who brings shame and disgrace.(AMP, Proverbs 19:26)

Whoever curses his father or his mother,
His lamp [of life] will be extinguished in time of darkness.(AMP, Proverbs 20:20)

Train up a child in the way he should go [teaching him to seek God’s wisdom and will for his abilities and talents],
Even when he is old he will not depart from it.(AMP, Proverbs 22:6)

Do not withhold discipline from the child;
If you swat him with a reed-like rod [applied with godly wisdom], he will not die. You shall swat him with the reed-like rod
And rescue his life from Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead).(AMP, Proverbs 23:13-14)

Listen to your father, who sired you,
And do not despise your mother when she is old.(AMP, Proverbs 23:22)

The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice,
And he who sires a wise child will have joy in him.(AMP, Proverbs 23:24)

Let your father and your mother be glad,
And let her who gave birth to you rejoice [in your wise and godly choices].(AMP, Proverbs 23:25)

The rod and reproof (godly instruction) give wisdom,
But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.(AMP, Proverbs 29:15)

Correct your son, and he will give you comfort;
Yes, he will delight your soul.(AMP, Proverbs 29:17)