New International Version
The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.
King James Bible
Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.
Darby Bible Translation
The wisdom of women buildeth their house; but folly plucketh it down with her hands.
World English Bible
Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.
Young's Literal Translation
Every wise woman hath builded her house, And the foolish with her hands breaketh it down.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Every wise woman buildeth her house - By her prudent and industrious management she increases property in the family, furniture in the house, and food and raiment for her household. This is the true building of a house. The thriftless wife acts differently, and the opposite is the result. Household furniture, far from being increased, is dilapidated; and her household are ill-fed, ill-clothed, and worse educated.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryA Startling Statement
TEXT: "The wicked shall not be unpunished."--Prov. 11:21. There are very many passages of Scripture which ought to be read in connection with this text; as for example, "Fools make a mock at sin" (Proverbs 14:9), for only a fool would. Better trifle with the pestilence and expose one's self to the plague than to discount the blighting effects of sin. And, again, "The soul that sinneth it shall die" (Ezekiel 18:4). From this clear statement of the word of God there is no escape. Or, again, "Our …
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot
Sin the Mocker
Epistle xxx. To Eulogius, Bishop of Alexandria.
The Intercession of Christ
Then the elders and all the people at the gate said, "We are witnesses. May the LORD make the woman who is coming into your home like Rachel and Leah, who together built up the family of Israel. May you have standing in Ephrathah and be famous in Bethlehem.
By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established;
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.
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