Proverbs 11:16
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New International Version
A kindhearted woman gains honor, but ruthless men gain only wealth.

King James Bible
A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retain riches.

Darby Bible Translation
A gracious woman retaineth honour; and the violent retain riches.

World English Bible
A gracious woman obtains honor, but violent men obtain riches.

Young's Literal Translation
A gracious woman retaineth honour, And terrible men retain riches.

Proverbs 11:16 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

A gracious woman retaineth honor - Instead of this clause, the Septuagint have, Γυνη ευχαριστος εγειρει ανδρι δοζαν, "A gracious woman raiseth up honor to the man;" Θρονος δε ατιμιας γυνη μισουσα δικαια, "But she that hateth righteous things is a throne of dishonor." A good wife is an honor to her husband; and a bad wife is her husband's reproach: if this be so, how careful should a man be whom he marries!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

gracious

Proverbs 31:30,31 Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that fears the LORD, she shall be praised...

1 Samuel 25:32,33 And David said to Abigail, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, which sent you this day to meet me...

2 Samuel 20:16-22 Then cried a wise woman out of the city, Hear, hear; say, I pray you, to Joab, Come near here, that I may speak with you...

Esther 9:25 But when Esther came before the king, he commanded by letters that his wicked device, which he devised against the Jews...

Matthew 26:13 Truly I say to you, Wherever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman has done...

Luke 8:3 And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered to him of their substance.

Luke 10:42 But one thing is needful: and Mary has chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

Luke 21:2-4 And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites...

Acts 9:39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping...

Acts 16:14,15 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us...

Romans 16:2-4,6 That you receive her in the Lord, as becomes saints, and that you assist her in whatever business she has need of you...

2 John 1:1 The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth;

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Luke 11:21,22 When a strong man armed keeps his palace, his goods are in peace...

Library
The Present Recompense
Chester Cathedral, Nave Service, Evening. May 1872. Proverbs xi. 31. "Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner." This is the key-note of the Book of Proverbs--that men are punished or rewarded according to their deeds in this life; nay, it is the key-note of the whole Old Testament. "The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers; the countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil, to root out
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

The Soul Winner
A sermon (No. 1292) delivered on Thursday evening, January 20th, 1876, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise."--Proverbs 11:30. I had very great joy last night--many of you know why but some do not. We held our annual meeting of the church, and it was a very pleasant sight to see so many brethren and sisters knit together in the heartiest love, welded together as one mass by common sympathies,
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

Jesus, My Rock.
When the storm and the tempest are raging around me, Oh! where shall I flee to be safe from their shock? There are walls which no mortal hands built to surround me, A Refuge Eternal,--'Tis JESUS MY ROCK! When my heart is all sorrow, and trials aggrieve me, To whom can I safely my secrets unlock? No bosom (save one) has the power to relieve me, The bosom which bled for me, JESUS MY ROCK! When Life's gloomy curtain, at last, shall close o'er me, And the chill hand of death unexpectedly knock, I will
John Ross Macduff—The Cities of Refuge: or, The Name of Jesus

George Muller, and the Secret of His
POWER IN PRAYER WHEN God wishes anew to teach His Church a truth that is not being understood or practised, He mostly does so by raising some man to be in word and deed a living witness to its blessedness. And so God has raised up in this nineteenth century, among others, George Muller to be His witness that He is indeed the Hearer of prayer. I know of no way in which the principal truths of God's word in regard to prayer can be more effectually illustrated and established than a short review
Andrew Murray—With Christ in the School of Prayer

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