Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Every wise woman builds up her household, 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.

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.

Amplified

Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish one tears 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 up her household, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands. 2 Someone whose conduct is upright fears the LORD, but whoever is devious in his ways despises him.



Cross References

Ruth 4:11

Then all of the assembled people, including the elders who were there, said, "We are witnesses! May the LORD make this woman who enters your house like Rachel and Leah, who together established the house of Israel. May you prosper in Ephrathah, and may you excel in Bethlehem!

Proverbs 31:10-31

Who can find a capable wife? Her value far exceeds the finest jewels.

1 Kings 16:31

In fact, as if it were nothing for him to live like Nebat's son Jeroboam, Ahab married Jezebel, the daughter of King Ethbaal of Sidon. Then he went out to serve Baal and worship him.

1 Kings 21:24-25

Dogs will eat whoever belongs to Ahab and who dies in the city. The birds of the sky will eat whoever dies in the fields.'"

2 Kings 11:1

As soon as Ahaziah's mother Athaliah learned that her son had died, she seized the throne and executed the entire royal bloodline.

Proverbs 9:13-15

The foolish woman is loud, undisciplined, and without knowledge.

Proverbs 19:13

A father's ruin is a foolish son, and a wife's quarreling is like dripping water that never stops.

Proverbs 21:9

It's better to live in a corner on the roof than to share a house with a contentious woman.

Proverbs 21:19

It's better to live in the wilderness than to live with a contentious and irritable woman.

Proverbs 24:3-4

By wisdom a house is built; it is made secure through understanding.

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain