New Living Translation
A wise woman builds her home, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
14:1 Buildeth - Maintains and improves her family and estate. Her hands - By her idleness or sin.
Library"Boast not Thyself of to Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Prov. xxvii. 1.--"Boast not thyself of to morrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth." As man is naturally given to boasting and gloriation in something (for the heart cannot want some object to rest upon and take complacency in, it is framed with such a capacity of employing other things), so there is a strong inclination in man towards the time to come, he hath an immortal appetite, and an appetite of immortality; and therefore his desires usually stretch farther than the present …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
The Backslider in Heart.
Have Read the Letter which You in Your Wisdom have Written Me. You Inveigh against Me
Then the elders and all the people standing in the gate replied, "We are witnesses! May the LORD make this woman who is coming into your home like Rachel and Leah, from whom all the nation of Israel descended! May you prosper in Ephrathah and be famous in Bethlehem.
A house is built by wisdom and becomes strong through good sense.
Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies.
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