Proverbs 31:12
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New International Version
She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.

New Living Translation
She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.

English Standard Version
She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.

New American Standard Bible
She does him good and not evil All the days of her life.

King James Bible
She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
She rewards him with good, not evil, all the days of her life.

International Standard Version
She will bring good to him—never evil— every day of her life.

NET Bible
She brings him good and not evil all the days of her life.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
She has done good things for him and not bad things all the days of her life.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
She helps him and never harms him all the days of her life.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Gimel She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

King James 2000 Bible
She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

American King James Version
She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

American Standard Version
She doeth him good and not evil All the days of her life.

Douay-Rheims Bible
She will render him good, and not evil, all the days of her life.

Darby Bible Translation
She doeth him good, and not evil, all the days of her life.

English Revised Version
She doeth him good and not evil all the days of her life.

Webster's Bible Translation
She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

World English Bible
She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.

Young's Literal Translation
She hath done him good, and not evil, All days of her life.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 12. - GIMEL. She will do him good and not evil (comp. Ecclus. 26:1-3). She is consistent in her conduct towards her husband, always pursuing his best interests. All the days of her life; in good times or bad, in the early spring time of young affection, and in the waning years of declining age. Her love, based on high principles, knows no change or diminution. The old commentator refers to the conduct of St. Monies to her unbelieving and unfaithful husband, narrated by St. Augustine in his 'Confessions,' 9:9: "Having been given over to a husband, she served him as her lord; and busied herself to win him to thee, revealing thee to him by her virtues, in which thou madest her beautiful, and reverently amiable, and admirable to her husband."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

She will do him good, and not evil,.... Or, repay good unto him, give him thanks for all the good things bestowed by him on her; will seek his interest, and promote his honour and glory to the uttermost; all the good works she does, which she is qualified for, and ready to perform, are all done in his name and strength, and with a view to his glory; nor will she do any evil willingly and knowingly against him, against his truths and ordinances; or that is detrimental to his honour, and prejudicial to his interest, 2 Corinthians 13:8;

all the days of her life; through which she desires to serve him in righteousness and true holiness; and to be steadfast and immovable, always abounding in his work, Luke 1:74.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

12. do … good—contribute good to him.

Proverbs 31:12 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Virtues of Noble Woman
11The heart of her husband trusts in her, And he will have no lack of gain. 12She does him good and not evil All the days of her life. 13She looks for wool and flax And works with her hands in delight.…
Cross References
Proverbs 31:11
Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.

Proverbs 31:13
She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.
Treasury of Scripture

She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

1 Samuel 25:18-22,26,27 Then Abigail made haste, and took two hundred loaves, and two bottles …

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