Proverbs 31:30

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Fauour is deceitfull, and beautie is vaine: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shalbe praised.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, {But} a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Grace is deceitful, and beauty is vain; `But' a woman that feareth Jehovah, she shall be praised.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Fair looks are a deceit, and a beautiful form is of no value; but a woman who has the fear of the Lord is to be praised.
- Basic English Bible

Gracefulness is deceitful and beauty is vain; a woman [that] feareth Jehovah, she shall be praised.
- Darby Bible

Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
- Webster's Bible

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman who fears Yahweh, she shall be praised.
- World English Bible

The grace [is] false, and the beauty [is] vain, A woman fearing Jehovah, she may boast herself.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Grace is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 31:30


31:30 Favour - Comeliness, which commonly gives women favour with those who behold them. Deceitful - It gives a false representation of the person, being often a cover to a deformed soul; it does not give a man that satisfaction, which at first he promised to himself from it; and it is soon lost, not only by death, but by many diseases and contingencies.


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 !!