Proverbs 12:4
Parallel Verses
New International Version
A wife of noble character is her husband's crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.

New Living Translation
A worthy wife is a crown for her husband, but a disgraceful woman is like cancer in his bones.

English Standard Version
An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.

New American Standard Bible
An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones.

King James Bible
A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A capable wife is her husband's crown, but a wife who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones.

International Standard Version
A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband, but a wife who puts him to shame is like bone cancer.

NET Bible
A noble wife is the crown of her husband, but the wife who acts shamefully is like rottenness in his bones.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A valiant wife is the crown of her husband, and as a boring worm in wood, the woman that does evil things destroys a husband.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A wife with strength of character is the crown of her husband, but the wife who disgraces him is like bone cancer.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband; But she that doeth shamefully is as rottenness in his bones.

New American Standard 1977
An excellent wife is the crown of her husband,
            But she who shames him is as rottenness in his bones.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The virtuous woman is a crown to her husband, but she that makes ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

King James 2000 Bible
A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that makes ashamed is like rottenness in his bones.

American King James Version
A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that makes ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

American Standard Version
A worthy woman is the crown of her husband; But she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A diligent woman is a crown to her husband: and she that doth things worthy of confusion, is a rottenness in his bones.

Darby Bible Translation
A woman of worth is a crown to her husband; but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

English Revised Version
A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

Webster's Bible Translation
A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

World English Bible
A worthy woman is the crown of her husband, but a disgraceful wife is as rottenness in his bones.

Young's Literal Translation
A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband, And as rottenness in his bones is one causing shame.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
12:1 Those who have grace, will delight in the instructions given them. Those that stifle their convictions, are like brutes. 2. The man who covers selfish and vicious designs under a profession of religion or friendship, will be condemned. 3. Though men may advance themselves by sinful arts, they cannot settle and secure themselves. But those who by faith are rooted in Christ, are firmly fixed. 4. A wife who is pious, prudent, and looks well to the ways of her household, who makes conscience of her duty, and can bear crosses; such a one is an honour and comfort to her husband. She that is the reverse of this, preys upon him, and consumes him. 5. Thoughts are not free; they are under the Divine knowledge, therefore under the Divine command. It is a man's shame to act with deceit, with trick and design. 6. Wicked people speak mischief to their neighbours. A man may sometimes do a good work with one good word. 7. God's blessing is often continued to the families of godly men, while the wicked are overthrown. 8. The apostles showed wisdom by glorying in shame for the name of Christ. 9. He that lives in a humble state, who has no one to wait upon him, but gets bread by his own labour, is happier than he that glories in high birth or gay attire, and wants necessaries.
Study Bible
Loving Discipline and Knowledge
3A man will not be established by wickedness, But the root of the righteous will not be moved. 4An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones. 5The thoughts of the righteous are just, But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 11:7
A man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man.

Ruth 3:11
"Now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you whatever you ask, for all my people in the city know that you are a woman of excellence.

Proverbs 12:5
The thoughts of the righteous are just, But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

Proverbs 14:30
A tranquil heart is life to the body, But passion is rottenness to the bones.

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? For her worth is far above jewels.

Proverbs 31:11
The heart of her husband trusts in her, And he will have no lack of gain.

Habakkuk 3:16
I heard and my inward parts trembled, At the sound my lips quivered. Decay enters my bones, And in my place I tremble. Because I must wait quietly for the day of distress, For the people to arise who will invade us.
Treasury of Scripture

A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that makes ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

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Proverbs 14:1 Every wise woman builds her house: but the foolish plucks it down …

Proverbs 19:13,14 A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions …

Proverbs 31:10-25 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies…

1 Corinthians 11:7,11 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, for as much as he is …

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Proverbs 21:9,19 It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling …

Proverbs 27:15,16 A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike…

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Proverbs 14:30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

Habakkuk 3:16 When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness …

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