Proverbs 30:23

23 a contemptible woman who gets married, and a servant who displaces her mistress.

Proverbs 30:23 in Other Translations

23 For an odious woman when she is married; and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress.
23 an unloved woman when she gets a husband, and a maidservant when she displaces her mistress.
23 a bitter woman who finally gets a husband, a servant girl who supplants her mistress.
23 when a whore is voted "woman of the year," when a "girlfriend" replaces a faithful wife. Four Small Wonders
23 an unloved woman when she marries, and a serving girl when she ousts her lady.

Proverbs 30:23 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 30:23

For an odious [woman], when she is married
Odious for her person, her ugliness, and the deformity of her body; or rather for the ill qualities of her mind, which, while single, she endeavours to conceal, but, being married, hides them no longer; but becomes imperious, proud, scornful, and malicious, and behaves in an ill natured way to her husband and all about her, to such a degree, that there is no bearing the place where she is; and an handmaid, that is heir to her mistress;
that has got so much into her affections that she leaves all she has to her when she dies, which makes her insufferably proud and vain; or she marries her master after the death of her mistress, and so coming into her place enjoys all she had, but only her wisdom and humility; which being wanting, she behaves in such a manner as to make the whole family uneasy. This might be exemplified in the case of Hagar, the bondmaid of Sarah, a type of those that are under the law of works, and seek the inheritance by it; and who trust in themselves that they are righteous, and despise others, ( Genesis 16:4-6 ) ( 21:10 ) ( Galatians 4:24-31 ) .

Proverbs 30:23 In-Context

21 “Under three things the earth trembles, under four it cannot bear up:
22 a servant who becomes king, a godless fool who gets plenty to eat,
23 a contemptible woman who gets married, and a servant who displaces her mistress.
24 “Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise:
25 Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer;
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