Proverbs 17:21

“He that begetteth a foole, doth it to his sorrow: and the father of a foole hath no ioy.”

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Other Translations

He that begetteth a fool [doeth it] to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.
- King James Version

He who sires a fool {does so} to his sorrow, And the father of a fool has no joy.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that begetteth a fool `doeth it' to his sorrow; And the father of a fool hath no joy.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who has an unwise son gets sorrow for himself, and the father of a foolish son has no joy.
- Basic English Bible

He that begetteth a fool [doeth it] to his sorrow, and the father of a vile [man] hath no joy.
- Darby Bible

He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.
- Webster's Bible

He who becomes the father of a fool grieves. The father of a fool has no joy.
- World English Bible

Whoso is begetting a fool hath affliction for it, Yea, the father of a fool rejoiceth not.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow; and the father of a churl hath no joy.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 17

  • Jennifer Macamaux
    It says it right there being miserable and scared and anxious and stressed brings on sickness and disease period.
  • I Am that Michael Isaac Dale
    A friend will be corrected by my Holy Father. It is written, The blueness of a wound cleanses away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly. Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beat him with the rod, he shall not die. but Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
  • BSP
    Verse 17: True friends are there for each other both in good times and in bad times. We especially need to be a friend in the adverse times.
  • Edna L'Herault
    I LOVE TO READ PROVERBS AND ALSO PSALMS 23. I FEEL COMFORTED AND HAVE PEACE IN MY HEART AND SOUL WHEN I READ PSALMS AND PROVERBS. MAY GOD BE WITH US ALL.
  • Kc
    Read all the peoples comments and Thank you for your wisdom
  • Jd
    watch ur words be wise in everythg

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