New American Standard Bible
As a ring of gold in a swine's snout So is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.
King James Bible
As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.
Darby Bible Translation
A fair woman who is without discretion, is as a gold ring in a swine's snout.
World English Bible
Like a gold ring in a pig's snout, is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.
Young's Literal Translation
A ring of gold in the nose of a sow -- A fair woman and stubborn of behaviour.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The most direct proverb, in the sense of "similitude," which has as yet met us.
Without discretion - literally, "without taste," void of the subtle tact and grace, without which mere outward beauty is as ill-bestowed as the nose-ring in the snout of the unclean beast. If we may assume that in ancient Syria, as in modern Europe, swine commonly wore such a ring to hinder them doing mischief, the similitude receives a fresh vividness.
A sermon (No. 642) delivered on Sunday morning, July 30, 1865, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it."--Proverbs 11:26. If I dared, I should always preach upon the comfortable promises and gracious doctrines of God's Word. I find it most delightful and easy work to expatiate upon those themes of revelation which abound in sweetness, and are full of savor and preciousness …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
To Win Souls Requires Wisdom.
The Controversy Ended
Thoughts Upon Worldly-Riches. Sect. Ii.
"Then I asked her, and said, 'Whose daughter are you?' And she said, 'The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bore to him'; and I put the ring on her nose, and the bracelets on her wrists.
Assuredly, the evil man will not go unpunished, But the descendants of the righteous will be delivered.
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