A house and wealth are inherited from parents, 1 but a prudent wife 2 is from the Lord.
Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.
House and wealth are an inheritance from fathers, But a prudent wife is from the LORD.
Parents can provide their sons with an inheritance of houses and wealth, but only the LORD can give an understanding wife.
House and land are handed down from parents, but a congenial spouse comes straight from GOD.
House and wealth are a heritage from fathers, but a wife with good sense is from the Lord.
House and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.
Houses and riches are an inheritance from fathers, But a prudent wife is from the LORD.
[are] the inheritance
and a prudent
[is] from the LORD
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, but a prudent
is from the Lord.
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1 tn Heb “inheritance of fathers” (so KJV, ASV, NASB).
2 sn This statement describes a wife who has a skillful use of knowledge and discretion that proves to be successful. This contrasts with the preceding verse. The proverb is not concerned about unhappy marriages or bad wives (both of which exist); it simply affirms that when a marriage works out well one should credit it as a gift from God.