House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD.
– Proverbs 19:14
Proverbs commends the wisdom that manages an estate well and passes an inheritance to children (Proverbs 13:22). Wisdom never guarantees wealth or inheritance in this life. This proverb contrasts two different kinds of blessings, going from lesser to greater. Though with inheritance God’s grace must be acknowledged, it is even more so in getting a prudent, or wise, wife (Proverbs 18:22). This proverb also provides a contrast from the previous one that relates two conditions of an unhappy life.