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Proverbs 17

Prov. 17:21 KJV (With Strong’s)

He that begetteth
yalad (Hebrew #3205)
to bear young; causatively, to beget; medically, to act as midwife; specifically, to show lineage
KJV usage: bear, beget, birth((-day)), born, (make to) bring forth (children, young), bring up, calve, child, come, be delivered (of a child), time of delivery, gender, hatch, labour, (do the office of a) midwife, declare pedigrees, be the son of, (woman in, woman that) travail(-eth, -ing woman).
Pronounce: yaw-lad'
Origin: a primitive root
a fool
kciyl (Hebrew #3684)
properly, fat, i.e. (figuratively) stupid or silly
KJV usage: fool(-ish).
Pronounce: kes-eel'
Origin: from 3688
doeth it to his sorrow
tuwgah (Hebrew #8424)
depression (of spirits); concretely a grief
KJV usage: heaviness, sorrow.
Pronounce: too-gaw'
Origin: from 3013
: and the father
'ab (Hebrew #1)
father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application)
KJV usage: chief, (fore-)father(-less), X patrimony, principal. Compare names in "Abi-".
Pronounce: awb
Origin: a primitive word
of a fool
nabal (Hebrew #5036)
stupid; wicked (especially impious)
KJV usage: fool(-ish, -ish man, -ish woman), vile person.
Pronounce: naw-bawl'
Origin: from 5034
hath no joy
samach (Hebrew #8055)
probably to brighten up, i.e. (figuratively) be (causatively, make) blithe or gleesome
KJV usage: cheer up, be (make) glad, (have, make) joy(-ful), be (make) merry, (cause to, make to) rejoice, X very.
Pronounce: saw-makh'
Origin: a primitive root

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Cross References

Prov. 17:25• 25A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him. (Prov. 17:25)
Prov. 10:1• 1The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother. (Prov. 10:1)
Prov. 15:20• 20A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother. (Prov. 15:20)
Prov. 19:13• 13A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping. (Prov. 19:13)
Gen. 26:34• 34And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite: (Gen. 26:34)
1 Sam. 2:32‑35• 32And thou shalt see an enemy in my habitation, in all the wealth which God shall give Israel: and there shall not be an old man in thine house for ever.
33And the man of thine, whom I shall not cut off from mine altar, shall be to consume thine eyes, and to grieve thine heart: and all the increase of thine house shall die in the flower of their age.
34And this shall be a sign unto thee, that shall come upon thy two sons, on Hophni and Phinehas; in one day they shall die both of them.
35And I will raise me up a faithful priest, that shall do according to that which is in mine heart and in my mind: and I will build him a sure house; and he shall walk before mine anointed for ever.
(1 Sam. 2:32‑35)
1 Sam. 8:3• 3And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment. (1 Sam. 8:3)
2 Sam. 18:33• 33And 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! (2 Sam. 18:33)

J. N. Darby Translation

He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow, and the father of a vile mang hath no joy.

JND Translation Notes

Nabal. see Note l, ver. 7.