Proverbs 12:4
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New International Version
A wife of noble character is her husband's crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.


New American Standard Bible
An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones.


King James Bible
A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
A capable wife is her husband's crown, but a wife who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones.


International Standard Version
A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband, but a wife who puts him to shame is like bone cancer.


American Standard Version
A worthy woman is the crown of her husband; But she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.


Douay-Rheims Bible
A diligent woman is a crown to her husband: and she that doth things worthy of confusion, is a rottenness in his bones.


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


Young's Literal Translation
A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband, And as rottenness in his bones is one causing shame.
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Context
Loving Discipline and Knowledge

1Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge: but he that hates reproof is brutish. 2A good man obtains favor of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn. 3A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. 4A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that makes ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. 5The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit. 6The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them. 7The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand. 8A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised. 9He that is despised, and has a servant, is better than he that honors himself, and lacks bread. 10A righteous man regards the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. 11He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that follows vain persons is void of understanding. 12The wicked desires the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yields fruit. 13The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble. 14A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered to him. 15The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that listens to counsel is wise. 16A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covers shame. 17He that speaks truth shows forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit. 18There is that speaks like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health. 19The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment. 20Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy. 21There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief. 22Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight. 23A prudent man conceals knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaims foolishness. 24The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute. 25Heaviness in the heart of man makes it stoop: but a good word makes it glad. 26The righteous is more excellent than his neighbor: but the way of the wicked seduces them. 27The slothful man roasts not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious. 28In the way of righteousness is life: and in the pathway thereof there is no death.
Cross References
1 Corinthians 11:7
For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, for as much as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.


Ruth 3:11
And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to you all that you require: for all the city of my people does know that you are a virtuous woman.


Proverbs 12:5
The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.


Proverbs 14:30
A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.


Proverbs 18:22
Whoever finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of the LORD.


Proverbs 31:10
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.


Proverbs 31:11
The heart of her husband does safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.


Habakkuk 3:16
When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, that I might rest in the day of trouble: when he comes up to the people, he will invade them with his troops.


Treasury of Scripture

A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that makes ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

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Proverbs 14:1 Every wise woman builds her house: but the foolish plucks it down with her hands.

Proverbs 19:13,14 A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping...

Proverbs 31:10-25 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies...

1 Corinthians 11:7,11 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, for as much as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man...

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Proverbs 21:9,19 It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house...

Proverbs 27:15,16 A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike...

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Proverbs 14:30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

Habakkuk 3:16 When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself...

Strong's Concordance
A virtuous woman [is] a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed [is] as rottenness in his bones.
Topical Bible
Ashamed Behaviour Bones Brings Cause Causing Character Crown Decay Disease Disgraceful Excellent Husband Husband's Maketh Noble Rottenness Shame Shamefully Shames Virtue Virtuous Wasting Wife Worth Worthy
Resources
Proverbs Chapter 12 Verse 4

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OT Poetry: Proverbs 12:4 A worthy woman is the crown (Prov. Pro Pr)
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