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

  • BSP
    Verse 29: This verse shows that the person who is slow to anger is looked upon with favor by God.
  • A disciple
    "Righteousness exalts a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people." If we can look so hard on our unsaved family members, neighbors and coworkers and demand that they are accountable to the Law of God, and His Judgments upon disobedience how do so many then not recognize the beam in their own eye, or the hypocrisy of calling themselves saved Christians, while they are clearly still bound in their sins? "And if we seek to be justified in Christ, we ourselves be found sinful men, whether Christ be minister of sin? God forbid." Galatians 2:17 Wycliffe Bible The LORD God our Saviour says, "Sin no more, that not a worse thing come upon you " yet some still strongly protest, saying, "We all sin every day we can't help but sin " and then misuse the Scriptures to cover their defeated lives. If one breaks a hedge, the serpent will bite! But that doesn't negate the truth of the Glad Tidings, that Christ sets us REALLY free only that that one has fallen into sin! But we have an Almighty and wonderfully merciful Saviour, who is able to save to the uttermost ALL who call upon Him. So if you're having a problem bring it to the Lord in repentance, and BE CONVERTED! that your sins may be blotted out and you shall receive forgiveness and all the fullness of His great and glorious Salvation Victory.
  • Lilian
    Our sins are already forgiven and was cleansed by the blood of Jesus we are pardoned as Jesus paid the price on the cross by his blood. Lets praise and worship Jesus for he is worthy. To conquer and depart from evil is to do good and accept Jesus as the Son of the living God aken
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 14:7 GO FROM THE PRESENCE OF A FOOLISH MAN WHEN THOU PERCEIVEST NOT IN HIM THE LIPS OF KNOWLEDGE PROVERBS 21:16 THE MAN THAT WANDERETH OUT OF THE WAY OF UNDERSTANDING SHALL REMAIN IN THE CONGREGATION OF THE DEAD 1 JOHN 5:20 AND WE KNOW THAT THE SON OF GOD IS COME AND HATH GIVEN US AN UNDERSTANDING THAT WE MAY KNOW HIM THAT IS TRUE AND WE ARE IN HIM THAT IS TRUE EVEN IN HIS SON JESUS....
  • Jerry
    "The backslider in heart..." for all have sinned...you won't "QUIT" sinning til the day you die! So in this sense, we all backslid to a certain extend! But we shouldn't stay here in a backslidden condition too long... we should just confess our sins and get right with the Lord.
  • Mr. Smith
    vs 14: "Backslider", better rendered, "hypocrite, deceiver, pretender", may say the right things to appear to be something he isn't, is ruled by the senses, therefore will reap what is truly inside produced by his own wicked imagination. The "good man", ie. the person ruled by the Holy Spirit, will bring forth the good things which his own imagination produces. Matt.12:35

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