Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The gracious woman retains honour, and strong men retain riches.

New American Standard Bible

A gracious woman attains honor, And ruthless men attain riches.

King James Version

A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retain riches.

Holman Bible

A gracious woman gains honor,
but violent men gain only riches.

International Standard Version

A gracious woman attains honor, but ruthless men attain wealth.

A Conservative Version

A gracious woman obtains honor, and aggressive men obtain riches.

American Standard Version

A gracious woman obtaineth honor; And violent men obtain riches.


A gracious and good woman wins honor [for her husband], and violent men win riches but a woman who hates righteousness is a throne of dishonor for him.

Bible in Basic English

A woman who is full of grace is honoured, but a woman hating righteousness is a seat of shame: those hating work will undergo loss, but the strong keep their wealth.

Darby Translation

A gracious woman retaineth honour; and the violent retain riches.

Julia Smith Translation

A woman of grace will obtain honor, and the powerful will obtain riches.

King James 2000

A gracious woman retains honor: and strong men retain riches.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A woman of grace receives honor, but the ruthless gets wealth.

Modern King James verseion

A gracious woman keeps honor, and the strong keep riches.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A gracious woman maintaineth honesty; as for the mighty, they maintain riches.

NET Bible

A generous woman gains honor, and ruthless men seize wealth.

New Heart English Bible

A gracious woman obtains honor, but violent men obtain riches.

The Emphasized Bible

A gracious wife, obtaineth honour, but, the diligent, shall obtain wealth.


A gracious woman retaineth honor: and strong men retain riches.

World English Bible

A gracious woman obtains honor, but violent men obtain riches.

Youngs Literal Translation

A gracious woman retaineth honour, And terrible men retain riches.


Root Form
נשׁים אשּׁה 
Usage: 780

Usage: 21

כּבד כּבוד 
Usage: 200

and strong
Usage: 20

Usage: 21




Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

15 With anxiety shall he that is surety for a stranger be afflicted, and he that hates suretiship shall live securely. 16 The gracious woman retains honour, and strong men retain riches. 17 The merciful man does good to his own soul, but the cruel man troubles his own flesh.

Cross References

Proverbs 31:30-31

Schin Grace is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but the woman that fears the LORD shall be praised.

1 Samuel 25:32-33

Then David said to Abigail, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel who sent thee this day to meet me;

2 Samuel 20:16-22

Then a wise woman cried out in the city, Hear, hear, I pray you, tell Joab to come here, that I may speak with him.

Esther 9:25

but when she came before the king, he commanded by letters that his wicked device, which he devised against the Jews, should return upon his own head and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows.

Matthew 26:13

Verily I say unto you, Wherever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman has done, be told for a memorial of her.

Luke 8:3

and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others who ministered unto him of their substance.

Luke 10:42

but only one thing is necessary, and Mary has chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

Luke 11:21-22

When an armed strong man keeps his palace, his goods are in peace;

Luke 21:2-4

And he saw also a certain poor widow casting two mites in there.

Acts 9:39

Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping and showing the coats and garments which Dorcas had made them while she was with them.

Acts 16:14-15

Then a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, who feared God, heard us, whose heart the Lord opened that she attended unto the things which were spoken by Paul.

Romans 16:2-4

that ye receive her in the Lord as a worthy saint, and that ye assist her in whatever thing in which she has need of you, for she has been a helper of many and of myself also.

Romans 16:6

Greet Mary, who has laboured much with us.

2 John 1:1

The elder unto the chosen lady and her sons, whom I love in the truth, and not I only, but also all those that have known the truth,

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