New International Version
She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.
King James Bible
She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
Darby Bible Translation
She is like the merchants' ships: she bringeth her food from afar;
World English Bible
She is like the merchant ships. She brings her bread from afar.
Young's Literal Translation
She hath been as ships of the merchant, From afar she bringeth in her bread.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
She is like the merchants' ships -
3. She acts like merchants. If she buy any thing for her household, she sells sufficient of her own manufactures to pay for it; if she imports, she exports: and she sends articles of her own manufacturing or produce to distant countries; she traffics with the neighboring tribes.
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A Sermon (No. 3236) published on Thursday, February 9th, 1911 delivered by C.H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. on Lord's Day Evening, September 20th, 1863. "Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more."--Proverbs 31:6, 7. These somewhat singular sentences were spoken by the mother of Lemuel to her son, who was probably Solomon. She had already said to him, …
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She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.
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