Proverbs 15:20
Context
A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath

1A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. 2The tongue of the wise uses knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness. 3The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. 4A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit. 5A fool despises his father's instruction: but he that regards reproof is prudent. 6In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble. 7The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish does not so. 8The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight. 9The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but he loves him that follows after righteousness. 10Correction is grievous to him that forsakes the way: and he that hates reproof shall die. 11Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men? 12A scorner loves not one that reproves him: neither will he go to the wise. 13A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. 14The heart of him that has understanding seeks knowledge: but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness. 15All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart has a continual feast. 16Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith. 17Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith. 18A wrathful man stirs up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeases strife. 19The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain. 20A wise son makes a glad father: but a foolish man despises his mother. 21Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walks uprightly. 22Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established. 23A man has joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it! 24The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath. 25The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow. 26The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words. 27He that is greedy of gain troubles his own house; but he that hates gifts shall live. 28The heart of the righteous studies to answer: but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things. 29The LORD is far from the wicked: but he hears the prayer of the righteous. 30The light of the eyes rejoices the heart: and a good report makes the bones fat. 31The ear that hears the reproof of life stays among the wise. 32He that refuses instruction despises his own soul: but he that hears reproof gets understanding. 33The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honor is humility.
Cross References
Proverbs 10:1
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.


Proverbs 13:1
A wise son hears his father's instruction: but a scorner hears not rebuke.


Proverbs 15:19
The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.


Proverbs 23:22
Listen to your father that begat you, and despise not your mother when she is old.


Proverbs 23:24
The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begets a wise child shall have joy of him.


Proverbs 29:3
Whoever loves wisdom rejoices his father: but he that keeps company with harlots spends his substance.


Proverbs 30:17
The eye that mocks at his father, and despises to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.


Treasury of Scripture

A wise son makes a glad father: but a foolish man despises his mother.

wise

Proverbs 10:1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

Proverbs 23:15,16 My son, if your heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine...

Proverbs 29:3 Whoever loves wisdom rejoices his father: but he that keeps company with harlots spends his substance.

1 Kings 1:48 And also thus said the king, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, which has given one to sit on my throne this day...

1 Kings 2:9 Now therefore hold him not guiltless: for you are a wise man, and know what you ought to do to him...

1 Kings 5:7 And it came to pass, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly, and said, Blessed be the LORD this day...

Philippians 2:22 But you know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he has served with me in the gospel.

despiseth

Proverbs 23:22 Listen to your father that begat you, and despise not your mother when she is old.

Proverbs 30:17 The eye that mocks at his father, and despises to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out...

Exodus 20:12 Honor your father and your mother: that your days may be long on the land which the LORD your God gives you.

Leviticus 19:3 You shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.

Strong's Concordance
A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.
Topical Bible
Brings Despises Despiseth Despising Foolish Glad Joy Makes Maketh Rejoiceth Respect Wise
Resources
Proverbs Chapter 15 Verse 20

Alphabetical: A brings but despises father foolish glad his joy makes man mother son to wise

OT Poetry: Proverbs 15:20 A wise son makes a father glad (Prov. Pro Pr)
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