|Like a gold ring in a pig's snout |
is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.
|As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.|
|As a ring of gold in a swine's snout |
So is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.
|Proverbs 11:22 |
CommentaryThe women of Outward beauty with indiscreet conduct has no value and actually turns beauty into ugliness (see Prov. 4). wore nose rings as ornaments in the same way that women wear earrings and finger rings (see Ex. 28). The swine were considered unclean animals, thus making the example of a ring of gold in a pig's nose ludicrous. A gold ring could not beautify a dirty pig. Similarly, to suppose that a woman's physical beauty can cover her lack of discretion (or moral perception) is ridiculous.
Thomas Nelson, I. (1997, c1995). Woman's study Bible . (Pr 11:22). : Thomas Nelson.