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Proverbs 11:16

    Proverbs 11:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    A gracious woman retaineth honour: 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 obtaineth honor; And violent men obtain 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.

    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' Notes 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 Notes on Proverbs 11:16

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