Proverbs 14:1

“Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Euery wise woman buildeth her house; but the foolish plucketh it downe with her hands.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish tears it down with her own hands.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Every wise woman buildeth her house; But the foolish plucketh it down with her own hands.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Wisdom is building her house, but the foolish woman is pulling it down with her hands.
- Basic English Bible

The wisdom of women buildeth their house; but folly plucketh it down with her hands.
- Darby Bible

Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.
- Webster's Bible

Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.
- World English Bible

Every wise woman hath builded her house, And the foolish with her hands breaketh it down.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Every wise woman buildeth her house; but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 14:1


14:1 Buildeth - Maintains and improves her family and estate. Her hands - By her idleness or sin.


Discussion for Proverbs 14:1

  • Cora Withers for verse 1
    To be a wise woman is priceless in the society that we live in today. Knowing and seeking what the Lord's will is for my life is what wisdom is all about.Asking for wisdom then using it as I go about my daily activties...Lord where should I shop for the best prices for my household,which way do I go? Even in the smallest areas the smallest detailes of my life I ask the Lord for wisdom to be lead in a plain path.

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