|English Standard Version (© 2001)|
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.
American Standard Version
House and riches are an inheritance from fathers; But a prudent wife is from Jehovah.
Young's Literal Translation
House and wealth are the inheritance of fathers, And from Jehovah is an understanding wife.
Proverbs 19:14 Additional TranslationsKeil 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.)
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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.
Proverbs 18:22 He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD.
Proverbs 31:10 An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.