New International Version
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
King James Bible
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
Darby Bible Translation
Gracefulness is deceitful and beauty is vain; a woman [that] feareth Jehovah, she shall be praised.
World English Bible
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman who fears Yahweh, she shall be praised.
Young's Literal Translation
The grace is false, and the beauty is vain, A woman fearing Jehovah, she may boast herself.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain, etc. -
III. Here is the summing up of the character.
1. Favour, חן chen, grace of manner may be deceitful, many a fair appearance of this kind is put on, assumed for certain secular or more unworthy purposes; it is learned by painful drilling in polished seminaries, and, being the effect of mere physical discipline, it continues while the restraint lasts; but it is שקר sheker, a lie, a mere semblance, an outward varnish. It is not the effect of internal moral regulation; it is an outside, at which the inside murmurs; and which, because not ingenuous, is a burden to itself.
2. Beauty, היפי haiyophi, elegance of shape, symmetry of features, dignity of mien, and beauty of countenance, are all הבל hebel, vanity; sickness impairs them, suffering deranges them, and death destroys them.
3. "But a woman that feareth the Lord," that possesses true religion, has that grace that harmonizes the soul, that purifies and refines all the tempers and passions, and that ornament of beauty, a meek and quiet mind, which in the sight of God is of great price: -
She shall be praised - This is the lasting grace, the unfading beauty.
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A Sermon (No. 3236) published on Thursday, February 9th, 1911 delivered by C.H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. on Lord's Day Evening, September 20th, 1863. "Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more."--Proverbs 31:6, 7. These somewhat singular sentences were spoken by the mother of Lemuel to her son, who was probably Solomon. She had already said to him, …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Praise the LORD. Blessed are those who fear the LORD, who find great delight in his commands.
A kindhearted woman gains honor, but ruthless men gain only wealth.
Humility is the fear of the LORD; its wages are riches and honor and life.
"Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all."
Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
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