My son, help your father in his old age; And grieve him not as long as he lives.
And if he fails in understanding, have patience with him; And dishonor him not while you are in your full strength.
For the relieving of your father will not be forgotten: And instead of sins it will be added to build you up.
In the day of your affliction it will remember you; As fair weather upon ice, So will your sins also melt away.
He that forsakes his father is as a blasphemer; And he that provokes his mother is cursed of the Lord.
The Wisdom of Jesus the Son of Sirach 3:12-16
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