Proverbs 31:30

“Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Fauour is deceitfull, and beautie is vaine: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shalbe praised.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, {But} a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Grace is deceitful, and beauty is vain; `But' a woman that feareth Jehovah, she shall be praised.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Fair looks are a deceit, and a beautiful form is of no value; but a woman who has the fear of the Lord is to be praised.
- Basic English Bible

Gracefulness is deceitful and beauty is vain; a woman [that] feareth Jehovah, she shall be praised.
- Darby Bible

Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
- Webster's Bible

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman who fears Yahweh, she shall be praised.
- World English Bible

The grace [is] false, and the beauty [is] vain, A woman fearing Jehovah, she may boast herself.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Grace is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 31:30


31:30 Favour - Comeliness, which commonly gives women favour with those who behold them. Deceitful - It gives a false representation of the person, being often a cover to a deformed soul; it does not give a man that satisfaction, which at first he promised to himself from it; and it is soon lost, not only by death, but by many diseases and contingencies.


Discussion for Proverbs 31:30

  • Fauziya Abashe for verse 30
    One of my favourite verses. Its has taught me to look beyond physical appearance for my value as a woman. A RELATIONSHIP with God is most important.
  • What is the meaning of the Hebrew Word "Fear " in this context?
  • Mockingbird for verse 30
    Favor of the world is deceitful has lies with it The favor of God 's Grace has love and mercy with it . God is not against beauty He has blessed some of us women with it It is in how you treat that beauty that gets God 's attention. Are we using it for His Glory or ours. Women that fear the Lord have a reverential trust in Him she shall be praised not only by the Lord but by man.
  • A Model women that feareth the LORD, is deserving successful is just one of 31 characteristics of a virtuous women in Proverbs 31. Beauty and favour is deceitul and will not be praised for.
  • AMEN JAY for verse 30
    beauty,looks, nor status of a person does not honor our GOD,rather the fear of GOD is the beginning of Wisdom which bring HIS Grace unto us
  • AMEN JAY for verse 30
    beauty,looks, nor status of a person does not honor our GOD,rather the fear of GOD is the beginning of Wisdom which bring HIS Grace unto us