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Proverbs 12:4

4 bAn 1excellent wife is the crown of her husband,

But she who causes shame is clike rottenness in his bones.

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Proverbs 12:4 — The New International Version (NIV)

A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown,

but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.

Proverbs 12:4 — English Standard Version (ESV)

An excellent wife is the crown of her husband,

but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.

Proverbs 12:4 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband:

But she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

Proverbs 12:4 — New Living Translation (NLT)

A worthy wife is a crown for her husband,

but a disgraceful woman is like cancer in his bones.

Proverbs 12:4 — New Century Version (NCV)

A good wife is like a crown for her husband,

but a disgraceful wife is like a disease in his bones.

Proverbs 12:4 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

A worthy woman is the crown of her husband;

But she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

Proverbs 12:4 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

A woman of worth is a crown to her husband; but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

Proverbs 12:4 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

A wife with strength of character is the crown of her husband, 

but the wife who disgraces him is like bone cancer. 

Proverbs 12:4 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

A capable wife is her husband’s crown,

but a wife who causes shame

is like rottenness in his bones.

Proverbs 12:4 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

A good wife is the crown of her husband,

but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.

Proverbs 12:4 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

A woman of strength is the crown of her master,

but like rot in his bones is she who brings shame.

Proverbs 12:4 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

A noble wife is her husband’s crown.

But a wife who brings shame is like sickness in his bones.

Proverbs 12:4 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

An excellent wife is the crown of her husband,

But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones.


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