Women in Proverbs

Homes are made by the wisdom of women, but are destroyed by foolishness (Proverbs 14:1).

A gracious woman keeps honor, and strong men retain riches (Proverbs 11:16).

Beauty in a woman without good judgment is like a gold ring in a pig's snout (Proverbs 11:22).

A good wife is her husband's pride and joy (Proverbs 12:4).

He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord (Proverbs 18:22).

Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the Lord (Proverbs 19:14).

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop than to share a house with a quarrelsome woman (Proverbs 21:9).

It is better to dwell in the wilderness than with a quarrelsome and angry woman (Proverbs 21:19).

Allegory of virtue bust
Allegory of virtue
Filippo Parodi, 1684 - 94

For a harlot is a deep ditch, and a wanton woman is a narrow pit (Proverbs 23:27).

It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop than to share a house with a contentious woman (Proverbs 25:24).

As soon as Eve ate the apple
of wisdom, she reached for a fig leaf.
When a woman begins to think,
her first thought is of a new dress.
Herneich Heine

A never-ending dripping on a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike (Proverbs 27:15).

I set my heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness; And what I find more bitter than death is the woman whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands are like fetters. Whoever pleases God shall escape from her, but the sinner shall be taken by her (Ecclesiastes 7:25 - 26).

Such is the way of an adulterous woman: she eats, and wipes her mouth, and says, 'I have done no wickedness' (Proverbs 30:20).

For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four it is not able to bear up: For a slave when he reigns; and a fool when he is filled with food; For a hateful woman when she is married; and a servant girl that is heir to her mistress (Proverbs 30:21 - 23).

After three days men grow
weary of a wench, a guest
and weather rainy.
Benjamin Franklin, 1706 - 1790

A happy home is one in
which each spouse grants the
possibility that the other may
be right, though neither believes it.
Don Fraser, 1946 - 1985

"Behold, this I have found," says the Preacher, "counting one by one, to find out the sum, Which my soul still sought, but I do not find: one man among a thousand I have found, but a woman among all these I have not found. Lo, this only I have found, that God has made man to be upright, but they have sought out many devisings (Ecclesiastes 7:27 - 29).

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Proverbs by Topic!
Adultery    -    Alcohol (Wine)    -    Anger
Blessings    -    Children    -    Correction
Debt    -    Envy    -    Fear of the Lord
Fools    -    God Hates    -    Good and Evil
Happiness    -    Health    -    Hope and Mercy
Judgment   -   Justice   -   Laziness   -   Mouth
Parents    -    Poverty    -    Pride
Trials    -    Trust & Faith    -    Truth and Lies
Virtuous Wife    -    Way of the Lord   -    Wealth
Wisdom    -    The Wise    -    Women

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