Proverbs 19:14

14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.

Read Proverbs 19:14 Using Other Translations

House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD.
House and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.
Fathers can give their sons an inheritance of houses and wealth, but only the LORD can give an understanding wife.

What does Proverbs 19:14 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 19:14

Houses and riches [are] the inheritance of fathers
Which they are careful to provide and leave to their children. This they may and often do, build or purchase houses, and procure great riches, and put their children into the possession of them; and,
or but, a prudent wife [is] from the Lord;
one that behaves well to her husband, massages the affairs of her house with wisdom, and brings up her children in all orderly manner: such a wife no man has from the care and provision of his parents; nor so much from his own good choice and industry as from the kind providence of God, to which he should ascribe it; his parents may give him houses and lands, but it is God that gives him a wise and discreet woman to be an helpmeet to him; see ( Proverbs 18:22 ) .

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