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

  • Allen
    This is my wife. I thank God for her and bless her daily. Our daughters think that they are strong, when all they are is loud. She is strong enough to help me be the man God desires.
  • Renee Allen
    Yes this is a wonderful scripture. I was married 2xs trying to be that virtuous woman. But neither one of my husbands wanted to be a GODLY man. Instead they wanted to be my GOD. Believe me i tried to make it work. But the abuse wasn't worth it! I have 3 beautiful grown children and 7 grandchildren. I also have King Jesus the best man a woman can have.GOD has been good. Still no husband Im great.
  • Rone
    This Proverb has so much to offer young women and men and these are the things that were ttaught once upon a time in church by the older women to the young womten. No one seems to have the love and show csre for tge young generation. This is the type of teaching that is missing from the church today. I was once the type of proverb wife and was physicalyl abused, I took my sons away from that.
  • 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 !!

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