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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Proverbs 11:22


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    King James Bible - Proverbs 11:22

    As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.

    World English Bible

    Like a gold
    ring in a pig's snout, is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.

    Douay-Rheims - Proverbs 11:22

    A golden
    ring in a swine's snout, a woman fair and foolish.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman who is without discretion.

    Original Hebrew

    נזם
    5141 זהב 2091 באף 639 חזיר 2386 אשׁה 802 יפה 3303 וסרת 5493 טעם׃ 2940

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    VERSE (22) -
    Pr 31:30 Eze 16:15-22 Na 3:4-6 1Pe 3:3,4 2Pe 2:22

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 11:22

    ¶ Zarcillo de oro en la nariz del puerco es la mujer hermosa y apartada de razón.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Proverbs 11:22

    Verse 22. A
    jewel of gold in a swine's snout ] That is, beauty in a woman destitute of good breeding and modest carriage, is as becoming as a gold ring on the snout of a swine. Coverdale translates thus: "A fayre woman without discrete maners, is like a ringe of golde in a swyne's snoute." In Asiatic countries the nose jewel is very common: to this the text alludes.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 22. [As] a
    jewel of gold in a swine’s snout , etc.] The allusion seems to be to the ringing of swine, to prevent their rooting up the earth; which is usually done by putting an iron ring into their snout; which is much more proper and suitable than a gold ring, or a jewel set in gold, which is very unbecoming such a creature; and is soon had to the dunghill, or to some miry place, and there defiled; [so is] a fair woman which is without discretion ; or, “has departed from taste” f312 ; from a taste of virtue and honour; lost all sense of modesty and chastity; forsaken her husband, and given up herself to the embraces of others. As her beauty is fitly expressed by a “jewel of gold”, which is valuable and desirable, and, rightly placed and used, is ornamental; so she is properly represented by a swine, wallowing in the impurities of lust; to which her beauty was the snare, and whereby it is quickly sullied and lost.

    Jarchi applies this to a disciple of a wise man, or a scholar that departs from the good way, or from the law; which he explains by taste or sense: but it may be better applied to the scarlet whore, or apostate church of Rome; which has departed from Christ, once her professed husband; from the doctrines of the Gospel, and the ordinances of it; from all taste and savour of true religion; and even from common sense and right reason, as in the affair of transubstantiation, and other things; and may be fitly compared to a swine with a jewel of gold in its snout, being “decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls”; and yet “drunk with the blood of the saints”, and “martyrs of Jesus”; and wallowing in all the faith of fornication, of idolatry, and superstition; as well as in all manner of other sins and iniquities, ( Revelation 17:4-6).


    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 22 - Beauty is abused by those who have not discretion or modesty with it This is true of all bodily endowments.


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    נזם 5141 זהב 2091 באף 639 חזיר 2386 אשׁה 802 יפה 3303 וסרת 5493 טעם׃ 2940


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