Parallel Verses

Amplified

Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.

New American Standard Bible

The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish tears it down with her own hands.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

Every wise woman builds her house,
but a foolish one tears it down with her own hands.

International Standard Version

Every wise woman builds up her household, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.

A Conservative Version

Every wise woman builds her house, but a foolish woman plucks it down with her own hands.

American Standard Version

Every wise woman buildeth her house; But the foolish plucketh it down with her own hands.

Bible in Basic English

Wisdom is building her house, but the foolish woman is pulling it down with her hands.

Darby Translation

The wisdom of women buildeth their house; but folly plucketh it down with her hands.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish plucks it down with her hands.

Julia Smith Translation

The wise woman built her house but the foolish will pull it down with her hands.

King James 2000

Every wise woman builds her house: but the foolish plucks it down with her hands.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The {wisest of women} builds her house, but the foolish tears it down with her hands.

Modern King James verseion

A wise woman builds her house, but the foolish plucks it down with her hands.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A wise woman upholdeth her house; but a foolish wife plucketh it down.

NET Bible

Every wise woman builds her household, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands.

New Heart English Bible

Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.

The Emphasized Bible

Every, wise woman, buildeth up her house, but, a foolish one, with her own hands, would break it down.

Webster

Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish 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.

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חכמות חכמות 
Chokmowth 
Usage: 5

נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

בּנה 
Banah 
Usage: 376

בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

but the foolish
אוּלת 
'ivveleth 
Usage: 25

References

Smith

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

1 Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands. 2 He who walks in uprightness reverently and worshipfully fears the Lord, but he who is contrary and devious in his ways despises Him.



Cross References

Ruth 4:11

And all the people at the gate and the elders said, We are witnesses. May the Lord make the woman who is coming into your house like Rachel and Leah, the two who built the household of Israel. May you do worthily and get wealth (power) in Ephratah and be famous in Bethlehem.

Proverbs 31:10-31

A capable, intelligent, and virtuous woman -- "who is he who can find her? She is far more precious than jewels and her value is far above rubies or pearls.

1 Kings 16:31

As if it had been a light thing for Ahab to walk in the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, he took for a wife Jezebel daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and served Baal and worshiped him.

1 Kings 21:24-25

Any belonging to Ahab who dies in the city the dogs shall eat, and any who dies in the field the birds of the air shall eat.

2 Kings 11:1

When Athaliah the mother of [King] Ahaziah [of Judah] saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the royal descendants.

Proverbs 9:13-15

The foolish woman is noisy; she is simple and open to all forms of evil, she [willfully and recklessly] knows nothing whatever [of eternal value].

Proverbs 19:13

A self-confident and foolish son is the [multiplied] calamity of his father, and the contentions of a wife are like a continual dripping [of water through a chink in the roof].

Proverbs 21:9

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop [on the flat oriental roof, exposed to all kinds of weather] than in a house shared with a nagging, quarrelsome, and faultfinding woman.

Proverbs 21:19

It is better to dwell in a desert land than with a contentious woman and with vexation.

Proverbs 24:3-4

Through skillful and godly Wisdom is a house (a life, a home, a family) built, and by understanding it is established [on a sound and good foundation],

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