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

  • 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 !!