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Proverbs 7:19

    Proverbs 7:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For the manager is not at home, he is gone a long journey:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For the man is not at home; He is gone a long journey:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For the master of the house is away on a long journey:

    Webster's Revision

    For the man is not at home; He is gone a long journey:

    World English Bible

    For my husband isn't at home. He has gone on a long journey.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey:

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 7:19

    For the good man - Literally, "For the man is not in his house."

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 7:19

    The reference to the husband is probably a blind. The use of the word "goodman" is due to the wish of the English translators to give a colloquial character to this part of their Version. The Hebrew is merely "the man." A touch of scorn may be noticed in the form of speech: not "my husband," but simply "the man."