Proverbs 31:23

“Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Her husband is knowen in the gates, when he sitteth among the Elders of the land.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Her husband is known in the gates, When he sitteth among the elders of the land.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Her husband is a man of note in the public place, when he takes his seat among the responsible men of the land.
- Basic English Bible

Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
- Darby Bible

Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
- Webster's Bible

Her husband is respected in the gates, when he sits among the elders of the land.
- World English Bible

Known in the gates is her husband, In his sitting with elders of the land.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 31:23


31:23 It known - Observed and respected, not only for his own worth, but for his wife's sake. Sitteth - In counsel or judgment.


Discussion for Proverbs 31

  • Roderick Simmons
    Who can find a virtuous woman? The virtuous woman can be found when GOD has prepared and sent both to glorify HIS example of marriage.
  • Chrystol
    Who can find a virtuous women? Do they still exist? I pray that when my son is old enough she will be found! He's 15, raised in the church, have a positive attitude, good group of friends, honor roll student, Loves the Lord Jesus Christ. I know I'm a virtuous women. My husband is a minister, along with Christ in our lives the foundation is already set. Have a Blessed Day All of You. ☺
  • Pazell
    This has always been one of my favorite chapters in the bible. It has good teachings mostly for women. I love it!!!!
  • Robert Bates
    Great for women to stride to be in life...men can take a note from there as well....
  • Guy
    Says it all !!
  • Barbara H. Horter
    I am 75 now, a young 75 full of the joy of all that God has provided and that joy arms me for all that comes now in the person of a very ill adult daughter who needs me physically and emotionally. I have been widowed twice and have a family of ten adult children, 23 grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren....my most comforting thought is that no matter what, God provides peace!

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