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. ☺
  • Brittany Odle
    I want to be a proverbs 31 please pray for my mind :(
  • Rone
    This Proverb has so much to offer young women and men and these are the things that were ttaught once upon a time in church by the older women to the young womten. No one seems to have the love and show csre for tge young generation. This is the type of teaching that is missing from the church today. I was once the type of proverb wife and was physicalyl abused, I took my sons away from that.
  • 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....

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