Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

Amplified

The wise woman builds her house [on a foundation of godly precepts, and her household thrives],
But the foolish one [who lacks spiritual insight] tears it down with her own hands [by ignoring godly principles].

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.

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 The wise woman built her house but the foolish will pull it down with her hands. 2 He going in his uprightness will fear Jehovah: and he perverted in his ways, despised him.



Cross References

Ruth 4:11

And all the people which are in the gate will say, and the old men, Witnesses. Jehovah will give the woman coming into thy house as Rachel and as Leah, which they two built up the house of Israel: and make thou power in Ephratah, and call a name in the house of bread.

Proverbs 31:10-31

Who shall find a woman of virtue? for her price is far above pearls.

1 Kings 16:31

And it will be light for him to go in the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, and he will take a wife, Jezebel, daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Zidonians, and he will go and serve Baal and worship to him.

1 Kings 21:24-25

Him dying to Ahab in the city shall dogs eat; and him dying in the field shall the birds of the heavens eat

2 Kings 11:1

And Athaliah mother of Ahaziah, and she saw that her son dead; and she will rise and destroy all the seed of the kingdom.

Proverbs 9:13-15

A woman of folly being noisy, simple, and she knew not anything.

Proverbs 19:13

A foolish son a calamity to his father: and the strifes of a woman a dropping thrust out

Proverbs 21:9

Good to dwell upon the corner of the roof rather than with a woman of strifes and a house of community.

Proverbs 21:19

Good to dwell in the land of the desert rather than with a woman of contentions and anger.

Proverbs 24:3-4

By wisdom a house will be built, and it will be prepared by understanding:

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