New International Version
A kindhearted woman gains honor, but ruthless men gain only wealth.
King James Bible
A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retain riches.
Darby Bible Translation
A gracious woman retaineth honour; and the violent retain riches.
World English Bible
A gracious woman obtains honor, but violent men obtain riches.
Young's Literal Translation
A gracious woman retaineth honour, And terrible men retain riches.
Proverbs 11:16 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A gracious woman retaineth honor - Instead of this clause, the Septuagint have, Γυνη ευχαριστος εγειρει ανδρι δοζαν, "A gracious woman raiseth up honor to the man;" Θρονος δε ατιμιας γυνη μισουσα δικαια, "But she that hateth righteous things is a throne of dishonor." A good wife is an honor to her husband; and a bad wife is her husband's reproach: if this be so, how careful should a man be whom he marries!
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Chester Cathedral, Nave Service, Evening. May 1872. Proverbs xi. 31. "Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner." This is the key-note of the Book of Proverbs--that men are punished or rewarded according to their deeds in this life; nay, it is the key-note of the whole Old Testament. "The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers; the countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil, to root out …
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Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
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