Thought for Today


Proverbs regarding ancestors, forebearers, predecessors, mothers and fathers, parents

  1. Listen, children, to a father's instruction, and pay attention so that you may gain discernment.
    Because I give you good instruction, do not forsake my teaching.
    When I was a son to my father, a tender only child before my mother,
    he taught me, and he said to me:"Let your heart lay hold of my words; keep my commands so that you will live.

    Prov. 4:1-4 (read whole chapter)

  2. I will guide you in the way of wisdom and I will lead you in upright paths.

    Prov. 4:11 (read whole chapter)

  3. My child, be attentive to my wisdom, pay close attention to my understanding,

    Prov. 5:1 (read whole chapter)

  4. My child, if you have made a pledge for your neighbor, and have become a guarantor for a stranger,

    Prov. 6:1 (read whole chapter)

  5. The Proverbs of Solomon: A wise child makes a father rejoice, but a foolish child is a grief to his mother.

    Prov. 10:1 (read whole chapter)

  6. A wise son accepts his father's discipline, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.

    Prov. 13:1 (read whole chapter)

  7. Grandchildren are like a crown to the elderly, and the glory of children is their parents.

    Prov. 17:6 (read whole chapter)

  8. A foolish child is a grief to his father, and bitterness to the mother who bore him.

    Prov. 17:25 (read whole chapter)

  9. A foolish child is the ruin of his father, and a contentious wife is like a constant dripping.
    A house and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.

    Prov. 19:13-14 (read whole chapter)

  10. Diverse weights and diverse measures - the LORD abhors both of them.

    Prov. 20:10 (read whole chapter)

  11. The one who keeps the law is a discerning child, but a companion of gluttons brings shame to his parents.

    Prov. 28:7 (read whole chapter)

  12. The one who robs his father and mother and says, "There is no transgression," is a companion to the one who destroys.

    Prov. 28:24 (read whole chapter)

  13. There is a generation who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers.

    Prov. 30:11 (read whole chapter)

  14. The eye that mocks at a father and despises obeying a mother - the ravens of the valley will peck it out and the young vultures will eat it.

    Prov. 30:17 (read whole chapter)

  15. O my son, O son of my womb, O son of my vows,

    Prov. 31:2 (read whole chapter)


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