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Proverbs 30:23

    Proverbs 30:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For an odious woman when she is married; and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For an odious woman when she is married; and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For an odious woman when she is married; And a handmaid that is heir to her mistress.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A hated woman when she is married; and a servant-girl who takes the place of her master's wife.

    Webster's Revision

    For an odious woman when she is married; And a handmaid that is heir to her mistress.

    World English Bible

    for an unloved woman when she is married; and a handmaid who is heir to her mistress.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For an odious woman when she is married; and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress.

    Definitions for Proverbs 30:23

    Odious - Abhorrent; to stink; loathesome.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 30:23

    Odious woman - One in whom there is nothing loveable. Marriage, which to most women is the state in which they find scope for their highest qualities, becomes to her only a sphere in which to make herself and others miserable.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 30:23

    30:23 An odious - Proud, and perverse. Married - For then she displays all those ill humours, which before, she concealed. Is heir - Which great and sudden change transports her beside herself, and makes her insufferably proud and scornful.