Proverbs 31:10
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New International Version
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.

New Living Translation
Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies.

English Standard Version
An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.

New American Standard Bible
An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels.

King James Bible
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Who can find a capable wife? She is far more precious than jewels.

International Standard Version
Who can find a capable wife? Her value far exceeds the finest jewels.

NET Bible
Who can find a wife of noble character? For her value is far more than rubies.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Who finds a diligent woman? For she is precious beyond incomparable precious stones.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Who can find a wife with a strong character? She is worth far more than jewels.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A woman of valour who can find? For her price is far above rubies.

New American Standard 1977
An excellent wife, who can find?
            For her worth is far above jewels.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Aleph Who can find a valiant woman? for her price is far above precious stones.

King James 2000 Bible
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

American King James Version
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

American Standard Version
A worthy woman who can find? For her price is far above rubies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who shall find a valiant woman? far and from the uttermost coasts is the price of her.

Darby Bible Translation
Who can find a woman of worth? for her price is far above rubies.

English Revised Version
A virtuous woman who can find? for her price is far above rubies.

Webster's Bible Translation
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

World English Bible
Who can find a worthy woman? For her price is far above rubies.

Young's Literal Translation
A woman of worth who doth find? Yea, far above rubies is her price.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
31:10-31 This is the description of a virtuous woman of those days, but the general outlines equally suit every age and nation. She is very careful to recommend herself to her husband's esteem and affection, to know his mind, and is willing that he rule over her. 1. She can be trusted, and he will leave such a wife to manage for him. He is happy in her. And she makes it her constant business to do him good. 2. She is one that takes pains in her duties, and takes pleasure in them. She is careful to fill up time, that none be lost. She rises early. She applies herself to the business proper for her, to women's business. She does what she does, with all her power, and trifles not. 3. She makes what she does turn to good account by prudent management. Many undo themselves by buying, without considering whether they can afford it. She provides well for her house. She lays up for hereafter. 4. She looks well to the ways of her household, that she may oblige all to do their duty to God and one another, as well as to her. 5. She is intent upon giving as upon getting, and does it freely and cheerfully. 6. She is discreet and obliging; every word she says, shows she governs herself by the rules of wisdom. She not only takes prudent measures herself, but gives prudent advice to others. The law of love and kindness is written in the heart, and shows itself in the tongue. Her heart is full of another world, even when her hands are most busy about this world. 7. Above all, she fears the Lord. Beauty recommends none to God, nor is it any proof of wisdom and goodness, but it has deceived many a man who made his choice of a wife by it. But the fear of God reigning in the heart, is the beauty of the soul; it lasts for ever. 8. She has firmness to bear up under crosses and disappointments. She shall reflect with comfort when she comes to be old, that she was not idle or useless when young. She shall rejoice in a world to come. She is a great blessing to her relations. If the fruit be good, the tree must have our good word. But she leaves it to her own works to praise her. Every one ought to desire this honour that cometh from God; and according to this standard we all ought to regulate our judgments. This description let all women daily study, who desire to be truly beloved and respected, useful and honourable. This passage is to be applied to individuals, but may it not also be applied to the church of God, which is described as a virtuous spouse? God by his grace has formed from among sinful men a church of true believers, to possess all the excellences here described.
Study Bible
The Virtues of Noble Woman
9Open your mouth, judge righteously, And defend the rights of the afflicted and needy. 10An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels. 11The heart of her husband trusts in her, And he will have no lack of gain.…
Cross References
Ruth 3:11
"Now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you whatever you ask, for all my people in the city know that you are a woman of excellence.

1 Samuel 25:3
(now the man's name was Nabal, and his wife's name was Abigail. And the woman was intelligent and beautiful in appearance, but the man was harsh and evil in his dealings, and he was a Calebite),

Job 28:18
"Coral and crystal are not to be mentioned; And the acquisition of wisdom is above that of pearls.

Proverbs 8:11
"For wisdom is better than jewels; And all desirable things cannot compare with her.

Proverbs 12:4
An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones.

Proverbs 14:1
The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish tears it down with her own hands.

Proverbs 18:22
He who finds a wife finds a good thing And obtains favor from the LORD.

Proverbs 19:14
House and wealth are an inheritance from fathers, But a prudent wife is from the LORD.

Proverbs 31:11
The heart of her husband trusts in her, And he will have no lack of gain.
Treasury of Scripture

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

who This is the commencement of an alphabetical poem, each verse beginning consecutively with a letter of the Hebrew alphabet; in which we are presented with an admirable picture of a good wife, according to the primitive manners of the East

can

Proverbs 12:4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that makes ashamed …

Proverbs 18:22 Whoever finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of the LORD.

Proverbs 19:14 House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife …

Ruth 3:11 And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to you all that you require…

Ecclesiastes 7:28 Which yet my soul seeks, but I find not: one man among a thousand …

Songs 6:8,9 There are three score queens, and fourscore concubines, and virgins …

Ephesians 5:25-33 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, …

her

Proverbs 3:15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things you can desire …

Proverbs 8:11 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be …

Proverbs 20:15 There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge …

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