Proverbs 11 :16

Proverbs 11 :16 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

A gracious woman retains honor: and strong men retain riches.

American King James Version (AKJV)

A gracious woman retains honor: and strong men retain riches.

American Standard Version (ASV)

A gracious woman obtaineth honor; And violent men obtain riches.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

A woman who is full of grace is honoured, but a woman hating righteousness is a seat of shame: those hating work will undergo loss, but the strong keep their wealth.

Webster's Revision

A gracious woman retaineth honor: and strong men retain riches.

World English Bible

A gracious woman obtains honor, but violent men obtain riches.

English Revised Version (ERV)

A gracious woman retaineth honour: and violent men retain riches.

Definitions for Proverbs 11 :16

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 11 :16

A gracious woman retaineth honor - Instead of this clause, the Septuagint have, Γυνη ευχαριστος εγειρει ανδρι δοζαν, "A gracious woman raiseth up honor to the man;" Θρονος δε ατιμιας γυνη μισουσα δικαια, "But she that hateth righteous things is a throne of dishonor." A good wife is an honor to her husband; and a bad wife is her husband's reproach: if this be so, how careful should a man be whom he marries!

Barnes' Commentary on Proverbs 11 :16

Or, "The gracious woman wins and keeps honor, as (the conjunction may be so rendered) strong men win riches."

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 11 :16

11:16 Gracious woman - A woman endued with the grace of God. Retaineth - Or, holdeth fast her honour, or reputation.
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