Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.

King James Version

Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

Holman Bible

Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised.

International Standard Version

Charm is deceitful and beauty fades; but a woman who fears the LORD will be praised.

A Conservative Version

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, [but] a woman who fears LORD, she shall be praised.

American Standard Version

Grace is deceitful, and beauty is vain; But a woman that feareth Jehovah, she shall be praised.

Amplified

Charm and grace are deceptive, and beauty is vain [because it is not lasting], but a woman who reverently and worshipfully fears the Lord, she shall be praised!

Bible in Basic English

Fair looks are a deceit, and a beautiful form is of no value; but a woman who has the fear of the Lord is to be praised.

Darby Translation

Gracefulness is deceitful and beauty is vain; a woman that feareth Jehovah, she shall be praised.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Schin Grace is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but the woman that fears the LORD shall be praised.

Julia Smith Translation

Favor a falsehood, and beauty vanity: a woman fearing Jehovah, she shall be praised.

King James 2000

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that fears the LORD, she shall be praised.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Charm [is] deceit and beauty [is] vain; [but] a woman who fears Yahweh shall be praised.

Modern King James verseion

Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears Jehovah, she shall be praised.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Favour is a deceitful thing, and beauty is vanity; but a woman that feareth God, she shall be praised.

NET Bible

Charm is deceitful and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised.

New Heart English Bible

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.

New simplified Bible

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain. But a woman who respects Jehovah will be praised.

The Emphasized Bible

Deceitful is loveliness and vain is beauty, The woman that revereth Yahweh, she, shall be praised:

Webster

Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

World English Bible

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman who fears Yahweh, she shall be praised.

Youngs Literal Translation

The grace is false, and the beauty is vain, A woman fearing Jehovah, she may boast herself.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חן 
Chen 
Usage: 69

שׁקר 
Sheqer 
Usage: 113

and beauty
יפי 
Yophiy 
Usage: 19

is vain
הבל הבל 
hebel 
Usage: 73

but a woman
נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

ירא 
Yare' 
Usage: 43

the Lord

Usage: 0

References

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Context Readings

An Excellent Woman

29 "Many daughters have done nobly, But you excel them all." 30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised. 31 Give her the product of her hands, And let her works praise her in the gates.


Cross References

1 Peter 3:4-5

but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.

Exodus 1:17-21

But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt had commanded them, but let the boys live.

1 Peter 1:24

For, "ALL FLESH IS LIKE GRASS, AND ALL ITS GLORY LIKE THE FLOWER OF GRASS. THE GRASS WITHERS, AND THE FLOWER FALLS OFF,

2 Samuel 14:25

Now in all Israel was no one as handsome as Absalom, so highly praised; from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head there was no defect in him.

Esther 1:11-12

to bring Queen Vashti before the king with her royal crown in order to display her beauty to the people and the princes, for she was beautiful.

Psalm 147:11

The LORD favors those who fear Him, Those who wait for His lovingkindness.

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 6:25

Do not desire her beauty in your heart, Nor let her capture you with her eyelids.

Proverbs 8:13

"The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverted mouth, I hate.

Proverbs 11:22

As a ring of gold in a swine's snout So is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.

Ecclesiastes 7:18

It is good that you grasp one thing and also not let go of the other; for the one who fears God comes forth with both of them.

Ecclesiastes 12:13

The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.

Ezekiel 16:15

"But you trusted in your beauty and played the harlot because of your fame, and you poured out your harlotries on every passer-by who might be willing.

Luke 1:6

They were both righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord.

Luke 1:46-50

And Mary said: "My soul exalts the Lord,

Romans 2:29

But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that which is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from men, but from God.

1 Corinthians 4:5

Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men's hearts; and then each man's praise will come to him from God.

James 1:11

For the sun rises with a scorching wind and withers the grass; and its flower falls off and the beauty of its appearance is destroyed; so too the rich man in the midst of his pursuits will fade away.

1 Peter 1:7

so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;



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