Proverbs 24:3

NET ©

By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established;

NIV ©

By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established;

NASB ©

By wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established;

NLT ©

A house is built by wisdom and becomes strong through good sense.

MSG ©

It takes wisdom to build a house, and understanding to set it on a firm foundation;

BBE ©

The building of a house is by wisdom, and by reason it is made strong:

NRSV ©

By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established;

NKJV ©

Through wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established;

KJV
Through wisdom
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is an house
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builded
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and by understanding
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it is established
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HEBREW
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hnwbtbw
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tyb
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hnby
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hmkxb (24:3)
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LXXM
meta
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PREP
sofiav
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N-GSF
oikodomeitai
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V-PPI-3S
oikov
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N-NSM
kai
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CONJ
meta
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PREP
sunesewv
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N-GSF
anoryoutai
 
V-PPI-3S
NET © [draft] ITL
By wisdom
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a house
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is built
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, and through understanding
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it is established
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NET © Notes

tn The preposition בְּ (bet, “by; through”) in these two lines indicates means.

sn The twentieth saying, vv. 3-4, concerns the use of wisdom for domestic enterprises. In Prov 9:1 wisdom was personified as a woman who builds a house; but here the emphasis is primarily on the building – it is a sign of security and prosperity (C. H. Toy, Proverbs [ICC], 442). One could still make a secondary application from this line for a household or “family” (cf. NCV, which sees this as a reference to the family).