4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.
4 A wife of noble character is her husband's crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.
4 An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.
4 A hearty wife invigorates her husband, but a frigid woman is cancer in the bones.
4 An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones.
4 A worthy wife is a crown for her husband, but a disgraceful woman is like cancer in his bones.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 12:4
Commentary on Proverbs 12:4
(Read Proverbs 12:4)
A wife who is pious, prudent, and looks well to the ways of her household, who makes conscience of her duty, and can bear crosses; such a one is an honour and comfort to her husband. She that is the reverse of this, preys upon him, and consumes him.