New International Version
Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.
King James Bible
As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.
Darby Bible Translation
A fair woman who is without discretion, is [as] a gold ring in a swine's snout.
World English Bible
Like a gold ring in a pig's snout, is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.
Young's Literal Translation
A ring of gold in the nose of a sow -- A fair woman and stubborn of behaviour.
Proverbs 11:22 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A jewel of gold in a swine's snout - That is, beauty in a woman destitute of good breeding and modest carriage, is as becoming as a gold ring on the snout of a swine. Coverdale translates thus: "A fayre woman without discrete maners, is like a ringe of golde in a swyne's snoute." In Asiatic countries the nose jewel is very common: to this the text alludes.
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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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"I asked her, 'Whose daughter are you?' "She said, 'The daughter of Bethuel son of Nahor, whom Milkah bore to him.' "Then I put the ring in her nose and the bracelets on her arms,
Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will go free.
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