Proverbs 12:4
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New Living Translation
A worthy wife is a crown for her husband, but a disgraceful woman is like cancer 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.

Darby Bible Translation
A woman of worth 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.

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Proverbs 12:4 Parallel Commentaries
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"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
Matth. vi. 33.--"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you." The perfection even of the most upright creature, speaks always some imperfection in comparison of God, who is most perfect. The heavens, the sun and moon, in respect of lower things here, how glorious do they appear, and without spot! But behold, they are not clean in God's sight! How far are the angels above us who dwell in clay! They appear to be a pure mass of light and
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Corinthians 11:7
A man should not wear anything on his head when worshiping, for man is made in God's image and reflects God's glory. And woman reflects man's glory.

Ruth 3:11
Now don't worry about a thing, my daughter. I will do what is necessary, for everyone in town knows you are a virtuous woman.

Proverbs 12:5
The plans of the godly are just; the advice of the wicked is treacherous.

Proverbs 14:30
A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; jealousy is like cancer in the bones.

Proverbs 18:22
The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the LORD.

Proverbs 31:10
Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies.

Proverbs 31:11
Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life.

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