Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Proverbs 29:15 in English Standard Version "The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother." Pr 10:1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother. Pr 17:25 A foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her who bore him. Pr 29:17 Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart.