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Proverbs 25:12

    Proverbs 25:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover on an obedient ear.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    As an ear-ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold,'so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Like a nose-ring of gold and an ornament of the best gold, is a wise man who says sharp words to an ear ready to give attention.

    Webster's Revision

    As an ear-ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold,'so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

    World English Bible

    As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover to an obedient ear.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

    Definitions for Proverbs 25:12

    Ear - To work, till, or plough the ground.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 25:12

    As an ear-ring of gold - I believe נזם nezem to mean the nose-ring with its pendants; the left nostril is pierced, and a ring put through it, as in the ear. This is very common in almost every part of the East, among women of condition. This is a farther illustration of the above metaphor.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 25:12

    The theme of this proverb being the same as that of Proverbs 25:11, its occurrence suggests the thought that rings used as ornaments for ears, or nose, or forehead, and other trinkets formed part of the works of art spoken of in the foregoing note, and that the king had something at once pointed and wise to say of each of them.