Verse 26. "He that wasteth his father " - Destroys his substance by riotous or extravagant living, so as to embitter his latter end by poverty and affliction; and adds to this wickedness the expulsion of his aged widowed mother from the paternal house; is a son of shame-a most shameful man; and a son of reproach-one whose conduct cannot be sufficiently execrated.
"Who tormentith the fader, and fleeth the modir, schenful schal ben, and unblisful". ] Old MS. Bible. The common reading of the Vulgate is, et fugat matrem, and expels his mother; but the Old Bible was taken from a copy that had fugit matrem, shuns his mother, flees away from her, leaves her to affliction and penury. It is prostitution of the term to call such, man.
Verse 27. "Cease, my son " - Hear nothing that would lead thee away from God and his truth.
Verse 29. "Stripes for the back of fools. " - Profane and wicked men expose themselves to the punishments denounced against such by just laws.
Avoid, therefore, both their company and their end.