Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband, And as rottenness in his bones is one causing shame.

New American Standard Bible

An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones.

King James Version

A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

Holman Bible

A capable wife is her husband’s crown,
but a wife who causes shame
is like rottenness in his bones.

International Standard Version

A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband, but a wife who puts him to shame is like bone cancer.

A Conservative Version

A worthy woman is the crown of her husband, but she who makes ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

American Standard Version

A worthy woman is the crown of her husband; But she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

Amplified

A virtuous and worthy wife [earnest and strong in character] is a crowning joy to her husband, but she who makes him ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

Bible in Basic English

A woman of virtue is a crown to her husband; but she whose behaviour is a cause of shame is like a wasting disease in his bones.

Darby Translation

A woman of worth is a crown to her husband; but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The virtuous woman is a crown to her husband, but she that makes ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

Julia Smith Translation

A woman of strength is a crown to her husband: and she causing shame, as rottenness in his bones.

King James 2000

A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that makes ashamed is like rottenness in his bones.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A woman of strength [is] the crown of her master, but like rot in his bones is she who brings shame.

Modern King James verseion

A woman of virtue is a crown to her husband, but she who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A steadfast woman is a crown unto her husband; but she that behaveth herself dishonestly is a corruption in his bones.

NET Bible

A noble wife is the crown of her husband, but the wife who acts shamefully is like rottenness in his bones.

New Heart English Bible

A worthy woman is the crown of her husband, but a disgraceful wife is as rottenness in his bones.

The Emphasized Bible

A virtuous woman, is the crown of her husband, but, a veritable decay in his bones, is she that causeth shame.

Webster

A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

World English Bible

A worthy woman is the crown of her husband, but a disgraceful wife is as rottenness in his bones.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חיל 
Chayil 
Usage: 243

נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

is a crown
עטרה 
`atarah 
Usage: 23

בּעל 
Ba`al 
Usage: 85

בּוּשׁ 
Buwsh 
Usage: 119

is as rottenness
רקב 
Raqab 
Usage: 5

References

American

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

3 A man is not established by wickedness, And the root of the righteous is not moved. 4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband, And as rottenness in his bones is one causing shame. 5 The thoughts of the righteous are justice, The counsels of the wicked -- deceit.



Cross References

Proverbs 14:30

A healed heart is life to the flesh, And rottenness to the bones is envy.

Habakkuk 3:16

I have heard, and my belly trembleth, At the noise have my lips quivered, Rottenness doth come into my bones, And in my place I do tremble, That I rest for a day of distress, At the coming up of the people, he overcometh it.

1 Corinthians 11:7

for a man, indeed, ought not to cover the head, being the image and glory of God, and a woman is the glory of a man,

Proverbs 14:1

Every wise woman hath builded her house, And the foolish with her hands breaketh it down.

Proverbs 19:13-14

A calamity to his father is a foolish son, And the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.

Proverbs 21:9

Better to sit on a corner of the roof, Than with a woman of contentions and a house of company.

Proverbs 21:19

Better to dwell in a wilderness land, Than with a woman of contentions and anger.

Proverbs 27:15-16

A continual dropping in a day of rain, And a woman of contentions are alike,

Proverbs 31:10-25

A woman of worth who doth find? Yea, far above rubies is her price.

1 Corinthians 11:11

but neither is a man apart from a woman, nor a woman apart from a man, in the Lord,

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