Proverbs 19:14

“House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

House and riches, are the inheritance of fathers; and a prudent wife is from the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

House and wealth are an inheritance from fathers, But a prudent wife is from the LORD.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

House and riches are an inheritance from fathers; But a prudent wife is from Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

House and wealth are a heritage from fathers, but a wife with good sense is from the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

House and wealth are an inheritance from fathers; but a prudent wife is from Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

House and riches are an inheritance from fathers, but a prudent wife is from Yahweh.
- World English Bible

House and wealth [are] the inheritance of fathers, And from Jehovah [is] an understanding wife.
- Youngs Literal Bible

House and riches are the inheritance of fathers; but a prudent wife is from the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 19

  • BSP
    Verse 2 describes a person who acts rashly as one who is sinning.
  • Carolyn
    When we do wrong not only to ourselves but others we will not find peace within ourselves. This chapter talks about obeying the laws of God and man's law.
  • BSP
    Verse 20: We should listen to counsel in order to learn and grow. We are all imperfect and will need counsel from time to time.
  • Mr. Smith
    vs 10, Here again we see the danger of the sense ruled man (servant) having dominion over the spirit ruled man (prince). Solomon calls it "evil" in Eccl. 10:5, 7 "There is an evil which I have seen...I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth." Once we tap into the God-given creative higher power of our imagination, we'll rule over our senses as gods.
  • Brianna for verse 11
    People in today's world are so angry. This leads to violence. Vs. 11 teaches us to pass over transgression. LET IT GO! Not everything is worth getting upset over. By applying this counsel we will also be able to apply the counsel found at Romans 12:18.
  • Tony
    Verse 11 teaches us that we need to remain calm if we are offended and not acting on our first emotion

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