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Proverbs 19:14 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— House and riches are an inheritance from fathers; But a prudent wife is from Jehovah.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— House and riches [are] the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife [is] from the LORD.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— House and wealth are an inheritance from fathers, But a prudent wife is from the LORD.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— House and riches [are] the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife [is] from the LORD.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— House and wealth are an inheritance from fathers; but a prudent wife is from Jehovah.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— House and substance, are an inheritance from one's fathers, but, from Yahweh, cometh a wife who is prudent.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— House and wealth [are] the inheritance of fathers, And from Jehovah [is] an understanding wife.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— House and riches are given by parents: but a prudent wife is properly from the Lord.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— House and riches, [are] the inheritance of fathers; and a prudent wife [is] from the LORD.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Fathers divide house and substance to [their] children: but a wife is suited to a man by the Lord.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— House and riches [are] the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife [is] from Yahweh.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
House 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
and riches 1952
{1952} Prime
הוֹן
hown
{hone}
From the same as H1951 in the sense of H0202; wealth; by implication enough.
[are] the inheritance 5159
{5159} Prime
נַחֲלָה
nachalah
{nakh-al-aw'}
From H5157 (in its usual sense); properly something inherited, that is, (abstractly) occupancy, or (concretely) an heirloom; generally an estate, patrimony or portion.
of fathers: 1
{0001} Prime
אָב
'ab
{awb}
A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
and a prudent 7919
{7919} Prime
שָׂכַל
sakal
{saw-kal'}
A primitive root; to be (causeatively make or act) circumspect and hence intelligent.
z8688
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
wife 802
{0802} Prime
אִשָּׁה
'ishshah
{ish-shaw'}
The first form is the feminine of H0376 or H0582; the second form is an irregular plural; a woman (used in the same wide sense as H0582).
[is] from Yhw יָהוֶה. 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 19:14

_ _ A contrast of men’s gifts and God’s, who, though author of both blessings, confers the latter by His more special providence.

_ _ and — or, “but,” implying that the evils of Proverbs 19:13 are only avoided by His care.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 19:14

_ _ Note, 1. A discreet and virtuous wife is a choice gift of God's providence to a man — a wife that is prudent, in opposition to one that is contentious, Proverbs 19:13. For, though a wife that is continually finding fault may think it is her wit and wisdom to be so, it is really her folly; a prudent wife is meek and quiet, and makes the best of every thing. If a man has such a wife, let him not ascribe it to the wisdom of his own choice or his own management (for the wisest have been deceived both in and by a woman), but let him ascribe it to the goodness of God, who made him a help meet for him, and perhaps by some hits and turns of providence that seemed casual brought her to him. Every creature is what he makes it. Happy marriages, we are sure, are made in heaven; Abraham's servant prayed in the belief of this, Genesis 24:12. 2. It is a more valuable gift than house and riches, contributes more to the comfort and credit of a man's life and the welfare of his family, is a greater token of God's favour, and about which the divine providence is in a more especial manner conversant. A good estate may be the inheritance of fathers, which, by the common direction of Providence, comes in course to a man; but no man has a good wife by descent or entail. Parents that are worldly, in disposing of their children, look no further than to match them to house and riches, but, if withal it be to a prudent wife, let God have the glory.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the inheritance:

Proverbs 13:22 A good [man] leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner [is] laid up for the just.
Deuteronomy 21:16 Then it shall be, when he maketh his sons to inherit [that] which he hath, [that] he may not make the son of the beloved firstborn before the son of the hated, [which is indeed] the firstborn:
Joshua 11:23 So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that the LORD said unto Moses; and Joshua gave it for an inheritance unto Israel according to their divisions by their tribes. And the land rested from war.
2 Corinthians 12:14 Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

and a:

Proverbs 3:6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Proverbs 18:22 [Whoso] findeth a wife findeth a good [thing], and obtaineth favour of the LORD.
Proverbs 31:10-31 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price [is] far above rubies. ... Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
Genesis 24:7 The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father's house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.
Genesis 28:1-4 And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan. ... And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
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Gn 24:7; 28:1. Dt 21:16. Jsh 11:23. Pv 3:6; 13:22; 18:22; 31:10. 2Co 12:14. Jm 1:17.

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