Proverbs 11:22

“As a iewell of golde in a swines snowt; so is a faire woman which is without discretion.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

[As] a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, [so is] a fair woman which is without discretion.
- King James Version

{As} a ring of gold in a swine's snout {So is} a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

`As' a ring of gold in a swine's snout, `So is' a fair woman that is without discretion.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Like a ring of gold in the nose of a pig, is a beautiful woman who has no sense.
- Basic English Bible

A fair woman who is without discretion, is [as] a gold ring in a swine's snout.
- Darby Bible

As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman who is without discretion.
- Webster's Bible

Like a gold ring in a pig's snout, is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.
- World English Bible

A ring of gold in the nose of a sow -- A fair woman and stubborn of behaviour.
- Youngs Literal Bible

As a ring of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman that turneth aside from discretion.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 11:22


11:22 So is a fair woman without discretion - Of beauty vain, of virtue void, What art thou in the sight of God? A slave to every base desire, A creature wallowing in the mire. Go, gaudy pageant of a day, Thy folly, with thy face display: Set all thy charms and graces out, And shew - the Jewel in thy snout!


Discussion for Proverbs 11

  • Patty Tozi
    Today take time to change your life, by doing something different. Give GOD THE GLORY FIRST. Then be there for someone who needs you. Then focus on yourself. What would relax you from all your problems? What would calm you enough that you and God would become one. What would calm your sole so that you could hear the sounds of His Creations. Walk among the silence of GOD. Listen intently to Him:
  • Patty Tozi
    Today take time to change your life, by doing something different. Give GOD THE GLORY FIRST. Then be there for someone who needs you. Then focus on yourself. What would relax you from all your problems? What would calm you enough that you and God would become one. What would calm your sole so that you could hear the sounds of His Creations. Walk among the silence of GOD. Listen intently to Him:
  • Rev. Quesenberry
    Verse 4; all the wealth in the world cannot help when Gods judgement comes. But righteousness delivers us from death. God gives live to the ones who live a holy life. Hebrews 12 says without holiness no person shall see God. In the Old Testament days the Holy Ghost did not live inside people. That came-at Pentacost. Folks would just live right or not by the law and sacrificial system.Jesus fixed.
  • Rhonda tubbs
    Love proverbs one of my favorite books , Awsome.
  • Rhode Island Pastor
    A thought in respect to Proverbs 11:30: He that winneth souls is wise.

    Satan is selfish and an adversary, and although his time is short, he tries to get as many souls to follow him and end in the lake of fire.

    We bible-believers, in contrast, ought to be UN-selfish, as ministers of reconciliation, knowing our time is short, ought to get as many souls to follow Jesus Christ. Opposite of Satan.
  • BSP
    Verse 20: Our actions can have a great impact on how God views us and we have the opportunity to bring pleasure to God.

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