Proverbs 30:23

“For an odious woman when she is married; and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Proverbs 30:23

For an odious woman when shee is married, and an handmayd that is heire to her mistresse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Under an unloved woman when she gets a husband, And a maidservant when she supplants her mistress.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For an odious woman when she is married; And a handmaid that is heir to her mistress.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A hated woman when she is married; and a servant-girl who takes the place of her master's wife.
- Basic English Bible

under an odious [woman] when she is married, and a handmaid when she is heir to her mistress.
- Darby Bible

For an odious woman when she is married; and a handmaid that is heir to her mistress.
- Webster's Bible

for an unloved woman when she is married; and a handmaid who is heir to her mistress.
- World English Bible

For a hated one when she ruleth, And a maid-servant when she succeedeth her mistress.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For an odious woman when she is married; and a handmaid that is heir to her mistress.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 30:23

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 30:23


30:23 An odious - Proud, and perverse. Married - For then she displays all those ill humours, which before, she concealed. Is heir - Which great and sudden change transports her beside herself, and makes her insufferably proud and scornful.


Discussion for Proverbs 30:23

  • Timothy Wayne George on Proverbs 30:23
    An odious woman when she is married, and a handmaid who is heir to her mistress. This reminds us of Hagar, and Sarah. When Hagar became proud of Ismael, Sarah put Hagar out of the house. The bond woman was not to be heir with the promised child. In the fulness of time Isaac was born unto Sarah, and the promise was complete. The promise is complete when you place your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you become joint heirs with Christ. Only faith in the shed blood of Jesus at the cross will save you from being cast out of the presence of the Lord.


 

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