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Proverbs 14:1

    Proverbs 14:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Every wise woman builds her house: but the foolish plucks it down with her hands.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Every wise woman buildeth her house; But the foolish plucketh it down with her own hands.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Wisdom is building her house, but the foolish woman is pulling it down with her hands.

    Webster's Revision

    Every wise woman buildeth her house; But the foolish plucketh it down with her own hands.

    World English Bible

    Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her own hands.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 14:1

    Every wise woman buildeth her house - By her prudent and industrious management she increases property in the family, furniture in the house, and food and raiment for her household. This is the true building of a house. The thriftless wife acts differently, and the opposite is the result. Household furniture, far from being increased, is dilapidated; and her household are ill-fed, ill-clothed, and worse educated.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 14:1

    Every wise woman - literally, Wise women. The fullest recognition that has as yet met us of the importance of woman, for good or evil, in all human society.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 14:1

    14:1 Buildeth - Maintains and improves her family and estate. Her hands - By her idleness or sin.