Proverbs 11:22
New International Version
Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.

New Living Translation
A beautiful woman who lacks discretion is like a gold ring in a pig's snout.

English Standard Version
Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman without discretion.

Berean Study Bible
Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.

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.

Christian Standard Bible
A beautiful woman who rejects good sense is like a gold ring in a pig's snout.

Contemporary English Version
A beautiful woman who acts foolishly is like a gold ring on the snout of a pig.

Good News Translation
Beauty in a woman without good judgment is like a gold ring in a pig's snout.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A beautiful woman who rejects good sense is like a gold ring in a pig's snout.

International Standard Version
Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman without discretion.

NET Bible
Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman who rejects discretion.

New Heart English Bible
Like a gold ring in a pig's snout, is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Like a nose ring of gold in the snout of the pig, so is a beautiful woman who has turned from discretion.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Like] a gold ring in a pig's snout, [so] is a beautiful woman who lacks good taste.

JPS Tanakh 1917
As a ring of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman that turneth aside from discretion.

New American Standard 1977
As a ring of gold in a swine’s snout, So is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.

Jubilee Bible 2000
As a gold ring in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.

King James 2000 Bible
As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a beautiful woman who is without discretion.

American King James Version
As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.

American Standard Version
As a ring of gold in a swine's snout,'so is a fair woman that is without discretion.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
As an ornament in a swine's snout, so is beauty to an ill-minded women.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A golden ring in a swine's snout, a woman fair and foolish.

Darby Bible Translation
A fair woman who is without discretion, is [as] a gold ring in a swine's snout.

English Revised Version
As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.

Webster's Bible Translation
As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman who is without discretion.

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.
Study Bible
Dishonest Scales
21Be assured that the wicked will not go unpunished, but the offspring of the righteous will escape. 22Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion. 23The desire of the righteous leads only to good, but the hope of the wicked brings wrath.…
Cross References
Genesis 24:47
Then I asked her, 'Whose daughter are you?' She replied, 'The daughter of Bethuel son of Nahor, whom Milcah bore to him.' So I put the ring on her nose and the bracelets on her wrists.

Proverbs 11:21
Be assured that the wicked will not go unpunished, but the offspring of the righteous will escape.

Treasury of Scripture

As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.

a jewel

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

Ezekiel 16:15
But thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and playedst the harlot because of thy renown, and pouredst out thy fornications on every one that passed by; his it was.

Nahum 3:4-6
Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts…

is without

Proverbs 7:10
And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.

Proverbs 9:13
A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.







Lexicon
Like a gold
זָ֭הָב (zā·hāḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky

ring
נֶ֣זֶם (ne·zem)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5141: A ring (worn as an ornament)

in a pig’s
חֲזִ֑יר (ḥă·zîr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2386: Swine, boar

snout
בְּאַ֣ף (bə·’ap̄)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 639: The nose, nostril, the face, a person, ire

[is] a beautiful
יָ֝פָ֗ה (yā·p̄āh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3303: Fair, beautiful

woman
אִשָּׁ֥ה (’iš·šāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

who lacks
וְסָ֣רַת (wə·sā·raṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5493: To turn aside

discretion.
טָֽעַם׃ (ṭā·‘am)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2940: A taste, perception, intelligence, a mandate
(22) As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout.--Rather, a nose-ring run through the right nostril and hanging down over the mouth; a female ornament used from the earliest times (Genesis 24:47; Isaiah 3:21; Ezekiel 16:12), and still worn in the East.

Verse 22. - This is the first instance of direct "similitude" in the book. As a jewel [a ring] of gold in a swine's snout. The greatest incongruity is thus expressed. Women in the East wore, and still sometimes wear, a ring run through the nostril, and hanging over the mouth, so that it is necessary to hold it up when taking food. Such a nezem Abraham's servant gave to Rebekah (Genesis 24:22; comp. Isaiah 3:21; Ezekiel 16:12). The Septuagint has ἐνώτιον, "an earring." So is a fair woman which is without discretion; without taste, deprived of the faculty of saying and doing what is seemly and fitting. The external beauty of such a woman is as incongruous as a precious ring in the snout of a pig. Lesetre quotes an Arab proverb: "A woman without modesty is food without salt." Whether swine in Eastern countries were "ringed," as they are with us nowadays, is unknown; if they were thus treated, the proverb is still more vivid. 11:1 However men may make light of giving short weight or measure, and however common such crimes may be, they are an abomination to the Lord. 2. Considering how safe, and quiet, and easy the humble are, we see that with the lowly is wisdom. 3. An honest man's principles are fixed, therefore his way is plain. 4. Riches will stand men in no stead in the day of death. 5,6. The ways of wickedness are dangerous. And sin will be its own punishment. 7. When a godly man dies, all his fears vanish; but when a wicked man dies, his hopes vanish. 8. The righteous are often wonderfully kept from going into dangerous situations, and the ungodly go in their stead. 9. Hypocrites delude men into error and sin by artful objections against the truths of God's word. 10,11. Nations prosper when wicked men are cast down. 12. A man of understanding does not judge of others by their success. 13. A faithful man will not disclose what he is trusted with, unless the honour of God and the real good of society require it. 14. We shall often find it to our advantage to advise with others. 15. The welfare of our families, our own peace, and our ability to pay just debts, must not be brought into danger. But here especially let us consider the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ in becoming Surety even for enemies. 16. A pious and discreet woman will keep esteem and respect, as strong men keep possession of wealth. 17. A cruel, froward, ill-natured man, is vexatious to those that are, and should be to him as his own flesh, and punishes himself. 18. He that makes it his business to do good, shall have a reward, as sure to him as eternal truth can make it. 19. True holiness is true happiness. The more violent a man is in sinful pursuits, the more he hastens his own destruction. 20. Nothing is more hateful to God, than hypocrisy and double dealing, which are here signified. God delights in such as aim and act with uprightness. 21. Joining together in sin shall not protect the sinners. 22. Beauty is abused by those who have not discretion or modesty with it. This is true of all bodily endowments. 23. The wicked desire mischief to others, but it shall return upon themselves. 24. A man may grow poor by not paying just debts, not relieving the poor, not allowing needful expenses. Let men be ever so saving of what they have, if God appoints, it comes to nothing. 25. Both in temporal and spiritual things, God commonly deals with his people according to the measure by which they deal with their brethren. 26. We must not hoard up the gifts of God's bounty, merely for our own advantage. 27. Seeking mischief is here set against seeking good; for those that are not doing good are doing hurt, even to themselves.
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