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Proverbs 11:22

    Proverbs 11:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    As a ring of gold in a swine's snout,'so is a fair woman that is without discretion.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Like a ring of gold in the nose of a pig, is a beautiful woman who has no sense.

    Webster's Revision

    As a ring of gold in a swine's snout,'so is a fair woman that is without discretion.

    World English Bible

    Like a gold ring in a pig's snout, is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.

    Definitions for Proverbs 11:22

    Swine - Pigs.
    Without - Outside.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 11:22

    A jewel of gold in a swine's snout - That is, beauty in a woman destitute of good breeding and modest carriage, is as becoming as a gold ring on the snout of a swine. Coverdale translates thus: "A fayre woman without discrete maners, is like a ringe of golde in a swyne's snoute." In Asiatic countries the nose jewel is very common: to this the text alludes.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 11:22

    The most direct proverb, in the sense of "similitude," which has as yet met us.

    Jewel of gold - Better, ring; i. e., the nose-ring Genesis 24:22, Genesis 24:47; Isaiah 3:21.

    Without discretion - literally, "without taste," void of the subtle tact and grace, without which mere outward beauty is as ill-bestowed as the nose-ring in the snout of the unclean beast. If we may assume that in ancient Syria, as in modern Europe, swine commonly wore such a ring to hinder them doing mischief, the similitude receives a fresh vividness.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 11:22

    11:22 So is a fair woman without discretion - Of beauty vain, of virtue void, What art thou in the sight of God? A slave to every base desire, A creature wallowing in the mire. Go, gaudy pageant of a day, Thy folly, with thy face display: Set all thy charms and graces out, And shew - the Jewel in thy snout!