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Proverbs 17:21 - King James Version
Proverbs 17:21

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

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Proverbs 17:21 - New International Version

To have a fool for a child brings grief; there is no joy for the parent of a godless fool.

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Proverbs 17:21 - New International Reader's Version

It is sad to have a foolish child. The parents of a foolish person have no joy.

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Proverbs 17:21 - American King James Version (1999)

He that begets a fool does it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool has no joy.

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Proverbs 17:21 - American Standard Version 2015

He that begetteth a fool {\i doeth it} to his sorrow;\par\tab And the father of a fool hath no joy.

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Proverbs 17:21 - Modern King James Version

He who fathers a fool does it to his sorrow; the father of a fool has no joy.

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Proverbs 17:21 - Lighthouse Bible 2006

He that begets a fool does it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool has no joy.

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Proverbs 17:21 - Easy To Read Version

A father with a foolish son will be very sad. A fool’s father won’t be happy.

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Proverbs 17:21 - King James 2000

He that begets a fool does it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool has no joy.

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Proverbs 17:21 - Amplified Bible

He who becomes the parent of a [self-confident] fool does it to his sorrow, and the father of [an empty-headed] fool has no joy [in him].

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