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!!!!
  • Robert Bates
    Great for women to stride to be in life...men can take a note from there as well....
  • Guy
    Says it all !!
  • Barbara H. Horter
    I am 75 now, a young 75 full of the joy of all that God has provided and that joy arms me for all that comes now in the person of a very ill adult daughter who needs me physically and emotionally. I have been widowed twice and have a family of ten adult children, 23 grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren....my most comforting thought is that no matter what, God provides peace!
  • Gregory
    Guidelines for a GODLY WIFE
  • Marie
    Whenever I am feeling guilty about leaving an abusive man after several decades' of marriage (his last alcohol-fueled rage sealed the deal) and I read this Proverb, I am comforted. Despite my flaws, I was those things, I did those things for my ex husband. And I am comforted. My children love me. He is with his other woman. I am recovering health day by day. Praise God.

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