Proverbs 19:14
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New International Version
Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.

New Living Translation
Fathers can give their sons an inheritance of houses and wealth, but only the LORD can give an understanding wife.

English Standard Version
House and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
House and wealth are an inheritance 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A house and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a sensible wife is from the LORD.

International Standard Version
A house and self-sufficiency are a father's inheritance, but from the LORD comes an insightful wife.

NET Bible
A house and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A house and property is the inheritance of a father and a woman is betrothed to a man from Lord Jehovah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Home and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a sensible wife comes from the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
House and riches are the inheritance from fathers, but the prudent wife is from the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
House and riches are the inheritance from fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD.

American King James Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
House and riches are given by parents: but a prudent wife is properly from the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
House and wealth are an inheritance from fathers; but a prudent wife is from Jehovah.

English Revised Version
House and riches are an inheritance from fathers: but a prudent wife is from the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD.

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.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

19:14. A discreet and virtuous wife is more valuable than house and riches. 15. A sluggish, slothful disposition makes men poor; it brings them to want. And this applies both to the present life and that which is to come. 16. If we keep God's word, God's word will keep us from every thing really hurtful. We abuse the doctrine of free grace, if we think that it does away the necessity and advantage of obedience. Those that live at random must die. This truth is clearly taught in words enough to alarm the stoutest sinner. 17. God has chosen the poor of this world, to be rich in faith, and heirs of his kingdom. 18. When parents keep under foolish tenderness, they do their best to render children a comfort to them, and happy in themselves.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 14. - House and riches are an inheritance of (from) fathers. Any man, worthy or not, may inherit property from progenitors; any man may bargain for a wife, or give a dowry to his son to further his matrimonial prospects. But a prudent wife is from the Lord. She is a special gift of God, a proof of his gracious care for his servants (see on Proverbs 18:22). Septuagint, Παρὰ δὲ Κυρίου ἀρμόζεται γυνὴ ἀνδρί, "It is by the Lord that a man is matched with a woman." There is a special providence that watches over wedlock; as we say, "Marriages are made in heaven." But marriages of convenience, marriages made in consideration of worldly means, are a mere earthly arrangement, and claim no particular grace.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Houses and riches are the inheritance of fathers,.... Which they are careful to provide and leave to their children. This they may and often do, build or purchase houses, and procure great riches, and put their children into the possession of them;

and, or but,

a prudent wife is from the Lord; one that behaves well to her husband, massages the affairs of her house with wisdom, and brings up her children in all orderly manner: such a wife no man has from the care and provision of his parents; nor so much from his own good choice and industry as from the kind providence of God, to which he should ascribe it; his parents may give him houses and lands, but it is God that gives him a wise and discreet woman to be an helpmeet to him; see Proverbs 18:22.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

14. A contrast of men's gifts and God's, who, though author of both blessings, confers the latter by His more special providence.

and—or, "but," implying that the evils of Pr 19:13 are only avoided by His care.

Proverbs 19:14 Additional Commentaries
Context
Better is the Poor Man with Integrity
13A foolish son is destruction to his father, And the contentions of a wife are a constant dripping. 14House and wealth are an inheritance from fathers, But a prudent wife is from the LORD. 15Laziness casts into a deep sleep, And an idle man will suffer hunger.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 12:14
Now I am ready to visit you for the third time, and I will not be a burden to you, because what I want is not your possessions but you. After all, children should not have to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.

Proverbs 18:22
He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD.

Proverbs 31:10
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.
Treasury of Scripture

House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD.

the inheritance

Proverbs 18:22 Whoever finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of the LORD.

Deuteronomy 21:16 Then it shall be, when he makes his sons to inherit that which he has…

Joshua 11:23 So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that the LORD said to Moses…

2 Corinthians 12:14 Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not …

and a

Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.

Proverbs 18:22 Whoever finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of the LORD.

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

Genesis 24:7 The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father's house, and …

Genesis 28:1-4 And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said …

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down …

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