Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.

Bible References


Proverbs 24:3
By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established;
Proverbs 31:10
Who can find a wife of noble character? For her value is far more than rubies.
Ruth 4:11
All the people who were at the gate and the elders replied, "We are witnesses. May the Lord make the woman who is entering your home like Rachel and Leah, both of whom built up the house of Israel! May you prosper in Ephrathah and become famous in Bethlehem.

The foolish

Proverbs 9:13
The woman called Folly is brash, she is naive and does not know anything.
Proverbs 19:13
A foolish child is the ruin of his father, and a contentious wife is like a constant dripping.
Proverbs 21:9
It is better to live on a corner of the housetop than in a house in company with a quarrelsome wife.
1 Kings 16:31
As if following in the sinful footsteps of Jeroboam son of Nebat were not bad enough, he married Jezebel the daughter of King Ethbaal of the Sidonians. Then he worshiped and bowed to Baal.
1 Kings 21:24
As for Ahab's family, dogs will eat the ones who die in the city, and the birds of the sky will eat the ones who die in the country."
2 Kings 11:1
When Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she was determined to destroy the entire royal line.

General references

Exodus 35:25
Every woman who was skilled spun with her hands and brought what she had spun, blue, purple, or scarlet yarn, or fine linen,
Proverbs 31:27
She watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Ecclesiastes 10:18
Because of laziness the roof caves in, and because of idle hands the house leaks.

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