6 Sons' sons 'are' the crown of old men, And the glory of sons 'are' their fathers.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 17:6

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Commentary on Proverbs 17:1

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These words recommend family love and peace, as needful for the comfort of human life.

Commentary on Proverbs 17:2

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The wise servant is more deserving, and more likely to appear one of the family, than a profligate son.

Commentary on Proverbs 17:3

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God tries the heart by affliction. He thus has often shown the sin remaining in the heart of the believer.

Commentary on Proverbs 17:4

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Flatterers, especially false teachers, are welcome to those that live in sin.

Commentary on Proverbs 17:5

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Those that laugh at poverty, treat God's providence and precepts with contempt.

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It is an honour to children to have wise and godly parents continued to them, even after they are grown up and settled in the world.