Proverbs 12:4 {5}
Good News Translation
A good wife is her husband's pride and joy; but a wife who brings shame on her husband is like a cancer in his bones.

Contemporary English Version
A helpful wife is a jewel for her husband, but a shameless wife will make his bones rot.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The thoughts of the just are judgments: and the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The thoughts of the just are judgments: and the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

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Proverbs 14:1 A wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish will pull down with her hands that also which is built.

Proverbs 19:13,14 A foolish son is the grief of his father: and a wrangling wife is like a roof continually dropping through. . . .

Proverbs 31:10-25 Who shall find a valiant woman? far, and from the uttermost coasts is the price of her. . . .

1 Corinthians 11:7,11 The man indeed ought not to cover his head: because he is the image and glory of God. But the woman is the glory of the man. . . .

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Proverbs 21:9,19 It is better to sit in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman, and in a common house. . . .

Proverbs 27:15,16 Roofs dropping through in a cold day, and a contentious woman are alike. . . .

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

Habakkuk 3:16 I have heard and my bowels were troubled: my lips trembled at the voice. Let rottenness enter into my bones, and swarm under me. That I may rest in the day of tribulation: that I may go up to our people that are girded.

Context
Loving Discipline and Knowledge
3A diligent woman is a crown to her husband: and she that doth things worthy of confusion, is as rottenness in his bones. 4The thoughts of the just are judgments: and the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.5The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood: the mouth of the just shall deliver them.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 11:7
The man indeed ought not to cover his head: because he is the image and glory of God. But the woman is the glory of the man.

Ruth 3:11
Fear not therefore, but whatsoever thou shalt say to me I will do to thee. For all the people that dwell within the gates of my city, know that thou art a virtuous woman.

Proverbs 12:5
The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood: the mouth of the just shall deliver them.

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

Proverbs 18:22
He that hath found a good wife, hath found a good thing, and shall receive a pleasure from the Lord. He that driveth away a good wife, driveth away a good thing: but he that keepeth an adulteress, is foolish and wicked.

Proverbs 31:10
Who shall find a valiant woman? far, and from the uttermost coasts is the price of her.

Proverbs 31:11
The heart of her husband trusteth in her, and he shall have no need of spoils.

Habakkuk 3:16
I have heard and my bowels were troubled: my lips trembled at the voice. Let rottenness enter into my bones, and swarm under me. That I may rest in the day of tribulation: that I may go up to our people that are girded.

Additional Translations
A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, but she who causes shame is like decay in his bones.A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that makes ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

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

A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband; but as a worm in wood, so a bad woman destroys her husband.

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

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

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

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

A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband, And as rottenness in his bones is one causing shame.
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