Proverbs 12:4
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New American Standard Bible
An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones.

King James Bible
A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

Darby Bible Translation
A woman of worth is a crown to her husband; but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

World English Bible
A worthy woman is the crown of her husband, but a disgraceful wife is as rottenness in his bones.

Young's Literal Translation
A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband, And as rottenness in his bones is one causing shame.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Virtuous - The word implies the virtue of earnestness, or strength of character, rather than of simple chastity.

A crown - With the Jews the sign, not of kingly power only, but also of joy and gladness. Compare Sol 3:11.

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To Pastors and Teachers
To Pastors and Teachers If all who laboured for the conversion of others were to introduce them immediately into Prayer and the Interior Life, and make it their main design to gain and win over the heart, numberless as well as permanent conversions would certainly ensue. On the contrary, few and transient fruits must attend that labour which is confined to outward matters; such as burdening the disciple with a thousand precepts for external exercises, instead of leaving the soul to Christ by the
Madame Guyon—A Short and Easy Method of Prayer

The Authority and Utility of the Scriptures
2 Tim. iii. 16.--"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." We told you that there was nothing more necessary to know than what our end is, and what the way is that leads to that end. We see the most part of men walking at random,--running an uncertain race,--because they do not propose unto themselves a certain scope to aim at, and whither to direct their whole course. According to men's particular
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
1 Corinthians 11:7
For a man ought not to have his head covered, since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man.

Ruth 3:11
"Now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you whatever you ask, for all my people in the city know that you are a woman of excellence.

Proverbs 12:5
The thoughts of the righteous are just, But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

Proverbs 14:30
A tranquil heart is life to the body, But passion is rottenness to the bones.

Proverbs 18:22
He who finds a wife finds a good thing And obtains favor from the LORD.

Proverbs 31:10
An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels.

Proverbs 31:11
The heart of her husband trusts in her, And he will have no lack of gain.

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