Proverbs 23:25

ESV Let your father and mother be glad; let her who bore you rejoice.
NIV May your father and mother rejoice; may she who gave you birth be joyful!
NASB Let your father and your mother be glad, And let her rejoice who gave birth to you.
CSB Let your father and mother have joy, and let her who gave birth to you rejoice.
NLT So give your father and mother joy! May she who gave you birth be happy.
KJV Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.

What does Proverbs 23:25 mean?

A son or daughter's wise, righteous living causes his parents to rejoice. This is the second half of a comment started in the previous verse (Proverbs 23:24). In this section, Solomon outlined ways in which a child can make their parents glad. Such a person does not envy sinners (Proverbs 23:17). They incline their heart to follow the right path through life (Proverbs 23:19). They avoid the influence of drunkards and gluttons (Proverbs 23:20). They pay close attention to the wisdom of their father and respect their mother (Proverbs 23:22). They make a sincere effort to gain godly wisdom and understanding (Proverbs 23:23).

Even when He was a child, Jesus exhibited conduct and character that must have brought joy to Joseph and Mary. Luke 2:51 says He was submissive to Joseph and Mary, and Luke 2:52 says He "increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man." When a son shows similar conduct and character, his father and mother rejoice.
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