Proverbs 30:23
New International Version
a contemptible woman who gets married, and a servant who displaces her mistress.

New Living Translation
a bitter woman who finally gets a husband, a servant girl who supplants her mistress.

English Standard Version
an unloved woman when she gets a husband, and a maidservant when she displaces her mistress.

Berean Study Bible
an unloved woman who marries, and a maidservant who supplants her mistress.

New American Standard Bible
Under an unloved woman when she gets a husband, And a maidservant when she supplants her mistress.

New King James Version
A hateful woman when she is married, And a maidservant who succeeds her mistress.

King James Bible
For an odious woman when she is married; and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress.

Christian Standard Bible
an unloved woman when she marries, and a servant girl when she ousts her queen.

Contemporary English Version
a hateful woman who finds a husband, and a slave who takes the place of the woman who owns her.

Good News Translation
a hateful woman who gets married, and a servant woman who takes the place of her mistress.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
an unloved woman when she marries, and a servant girl when she ousts her queen.

International Standard Version
an unloved woman when she finds a husband, and a servant girl who inherits from her mistress.

NET Bible
under an unloved woman who is married, and under a female servant who dispossesses her mistress.

New Heart English Bible
for an unloved woman when she is married; and a handmaid who is heir to her mistress.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And under a hateful woman that is married to a man, and under a Maidservant that dismisses her mistress.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
a woman who is unloved when she gets married, a maid when she replaces her mistress.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For an odious woman when she is married; And a handmaid that is heir to her mistress.

New American Standard 1977
Under an unloved woman when she gets a husband, And a maidservant when she supplants her mistress.

King James 2000 Bible
For an unloved woman when she is married; and a maidservant that is heir to her mistress.

American King James Version
For an odious woman when she is married; and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress.

American Standard Version
For an odious woman when she is married; And a handmaid that is heir to her mistress.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
or if a maid-servant should cast out her own mistress; and if a hateful woman should marry a good man.

Douay-Rheims Bible
By an odious woman when she is married: and by a bondwoman when she is heir to her mistress.

Darby Bible Translation
under an odious [woman] when she is married, and a handmaid when she is heir to her mistress.

English Revised Version
For an odious woman when she is married; and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress.

Webster's Bible Translation
For an odious woman when she is married; and a handmaid that is heir to her mistress.

World English Bible
for an unloved woman when she is married; and a handmaid who is heir to her mistress.

Young's Literal Translation
For a hated one when she ruleth, And a maid-servant when she succeedeth her mistress.
Study Bible
The Words of Agur
22a servant who becomes king, a fool who is filled with food, 23an unloved woman who marries, and a maidservant who supplants her mistress. 24Four things on earth are small, yet they are exceedingly wise:…
Cross References
Proverbs 30:22
a servant who becomes king, a fool who is filled with food,

Proverbs 30:24
Four things on earth are small, yet they are exceedingly wise:

Treasury of Scripture

For an odious woman when she is married; and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress.

an odious

Proverbs 19:13
A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.

Proverbs 21:9,19
It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house…

Proverbs 27:15
A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.

an handmaid

Proverbs 29:21
He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at the length.









Lexicon
an unloved woman
שְׂ֭נוּאָה (nū·’āh)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8130: To hate

who
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

marries,
תִבָּעֵ֑ל (ṯib·bā·‘êl)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1166: To be master, to marry

and a maidservant
וְ֝שִׁפְחָ֗ה (wə·šip̄·ḥāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8198: Maid, maidservant

who
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

supplants
תִירַ֥שׁ (ṯî·raš)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3423: To occupy, to seize, to rob, to inherit, to expel, to impoverish, to ruin

her mistress.
גְּבִרְתָּֽהּ׃ (gə·ḇir·tāh)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1404: Lady, queen, mistress
(23) For an odious woman when she is married.--She pays off, with interest, the slights which she had formerly to endure from her married friends.

An handmaid that is heir to her mistress, and who is nervously anxious to preserve her newly-acquired dignity.

Verse 23. - For an odious woman when she is married; or, under an unloved woman when she is married. The sentence does not refer to an unbeloved wife, a Leah, becoming the favourite, a Rachel; the expression, "when she is married," can hardly have this sense; but the gnome speaks of a woman who has passed much of her life without love, having nothing about her attractive either in looks, attainments, or manner, and is consequently soured and ill-tempered. If such a one does at last win a husband, she uses her new position to vex those who formerly depreciated her, and to make them as miserable as she cam And a handmaid that is heir to her mistress. The maidservant that obtains her mistress's property, either by supplanting her or by right of inheritance, is supposed to make a bad use of it, to become conceited, arrogant, and odious to all around her. The LXX. transposes the last two members of the comparison, placing the unloved woman in the fourth place as the most intolerable of all: "And if a maidservant should cast out (ἐκβάλη, Genesis 21:10) her own mistress, and a hateful woman should obtain a good husband."
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