English Standard Version
House and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.
King James Bible
House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
House and wealth are an inheritance from fathers; but a prudent wife is from Jehovah.
World English Bible
House and riches are an inheritance from fathers, but a prudent wife is from Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
House and wealth are the inheritance of fathers, And from Jehovah is an understanding wife.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
14 House and riches are a paternal inheritance,
But from Jahve cometh a prudent wife.
House and riches (opulentia), which in themselves do not make men happy, one may receive according to the law of inheritance; but a prudent wife is God's gracious gift, Proverbs 18:22. There is not a more suitable word than משׂכּלת (fem. of משׂכּיל) to characterize a wife as a divine gift, making her husband happy. שׂכל (השׂכּל) is the property which says: "I am named modesty, which wears the crown of all virtues."
(Note: The lxx translates: παρὰ δὲ ἁρμόζεται γυνὴ ἀνδοί. Here as often (vid., my Jesurun) The Arab. usus loquendi makes itself felt in the idiom of the lxx, for shâkl means ἁρμόζειν.)
LibraryHow the Slothful and the Hasty are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 16.) Differently to be admonished are the slothful and the hasty. For the former are to be persuaded not to lose, by putting it off, the good they have to do; but the latter are to be admonished lest, while they forestall the time of good deeds by inconsiderate haste, they change their meritorious character. To the slothful therefore it is to be intimated, that often, when we will not do at the right time what we can, before long, when we will, we cannot. For the very indolence of …
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great
The Kingdom of God Conceived as the Inheritance of the Poor.
The Third Commandment
2 Corinthians 12:14
Here for the third time I am ready to come to you. And I will not be a burden, for I seek not what is yours but you. For children are not obligated to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.
He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD.
An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.
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