New Living Translation
A beautiful woman who lacks discretion is like a gold ring in a pig's snout.
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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:22 So is a fair woman without discretion - Of beauty vain, of virtue void, What art thou in the sight of God? A slave to every base desire, A creature wallowing in the mire. Go, gaudy pageant of a day, Thy folly, with thy face display: Set all thy charms and graces out, And shew - the Jewel in thy snout!
LibraryA Wise Minister Will be Successful.
Text.--He that winneth souls is wise.--Proverbs xi. 30. I PREACHED last Friday evening from the same text, on the method of dealing with sinners by private Christians. My object at this time is to take up the more public means of grace, with particular reference to the DUTIES OF MINISTERS. As I observed in my last lecture, wisdom is the choice and pursuit of the best end by the most appropriate means. The great end for which the Christian Ministry was appointed, is to glorify God in the salvation …
Charles Grandison Finney—Lectures on Revivals of Religion
How to Preach the Gospel.
The Desire of the Righteous Granted;
How those are to be Admonished who Decline the Office of Preaching Out of Too Great Humility, and those who Seize on it with Precipitate Haste.
"Then I asked, 'Whose daughter are you?' She replied, 'I am the daughter of Bethuel, and my grandparents are Nahor and Milcah.' So I put the ring on her nose, and the bracelets on her wrists.
Evil people will surely be punished, but the children of the godly will go free.
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