Proverbs 31:23

“Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Her husband is knowen in the gates, when he sitteth among the Elders of the land.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Her husband is known in the gates, When he sitteth among the elders of the land.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Her husband is a man of note in the public place, when he takes his seat among the responsible men of the land.
- Basic English Bible

Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
- Darby Bible

Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
- Webster's Bible

Her husband is respected in the gates, when he sits among the elders of the land.
- World English Bible

Known in the gates is her husband, In his sitting with elders of the land.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 31:23


31:23 It known - Observed and respected, not only for his own worth, but for his wife's sake. Sitteth - In counsel or judgment.


Discussion for Proverbs 31

  • Pazell
    This has always been one of my favorite chapters in the bible. It has good teachings mostly for women. I love it!!!!
  • Mary
    A woman to emulate. Epitome of godliness in character and will.
  • BSP
    These are wise words of wisdom of what a man should look for in a godly woman.
  • Anne
    Words of wisdom taught by a mother to her son. Mothers are important to bringing up children in the fear and admonition of the Lord.
  • Robert Bates
    Great for women to stride to be in life...men can take a note from there as well....
  • Guy
    Says it all !!

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