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FATHERS and MOTHERS

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8. My son, hear the instruction of your father and forsake not the law of your mother, 9. For they shall be an ornament of grace to your head and chains around your neck. (Proverbs 1:8 - 9)

1 Wise children make their fathers proud of them; foolish ones bring their mothers grief. (Proverbs 10:1)

20 A wise son makes a father glad, but a foolish man despises his mother. (15:20)

22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous. (13:22)

24 If you don't punish your children, you don't love them. If you do love them, you will correct them. (13:24)

26 In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, and his children will have refuge. (14:26)

2 A wise servant will rule over a son who causes shame, and will share an inheritance among the brothers. (17:2)

13 Stupid children can bring their parents to ruin. (19:13)

18 Discipline your son while there is hope, and do not desire his death. (19:18)

6 Grandchildren are the crown of old men . . . (17:6)

7 The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him. (20:7)

11 Even a child is known by his deeds, whether what he does is pure and right. (20:11)

World's Wit and Wisdom
Unlike grown ups, children have
little need to deceive themselves.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749 - 1834

12. For whom the LORD loves He corrects, even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights. (3:12)

15. The rod and rebuke give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother. (29:15)

1 A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke. (Proverbs 13:1)

6 Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their life. (22:6)

World's Wit and Wisdom
Children begin by loving their parents.
After a time they judge them.
Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
Oscar Wilde, 1854 - 1900

Decide promptly, but never give
any reasons. Your decisions may be
right, but your reasons are
sure to be wrong.
William Mansfield, 1705 - 1793

15 Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of discipline will remove it far from him. (22:15)

13 Do not withhold correction from a child, for if you beat him with a rod, he will not die. 14 You shall beat him with a rod, and deliver his soul from hell. 15 My son, if your heart is wise, my heart will rejoice — indeed, I myself; 16 Yes, my inmost being will rejoice when your lips speak right things. (23:13 - 16)

24 The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, and he who begets a wise child will delight in him. (23:24)

15 Correction and discipline are good for children. If they have their own way, they will make their mothers ashamed of them. 17 Discipline your children and you can always be proud of them. They will never give you reason to be ashamed. (29:15, 17)

21 He who pampers his slave from childhood will in the end find him to be a son. (29:21)

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. (Proverbs 30:17)

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