Proverbs 17:21

“He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that begetteth a foole, doth it to his sorrow: and the father of a foole hath no ioy.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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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