Proverbs 31:13
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New International Version
She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.

New Living Translation
She finds wool and flax and busily spins it.

English Standard Version
She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands.

New American Standard Bible
She looks for wool and flax And works with her hands in delight.

King James Bible
She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
She selects wool and flax and works with willing hands.

International Standard Version
She seeks out wool and flax, working with eager hands.

NET Bible
She obtains wool and flax, and she is pleased to work with her hands.

New Heart English Bible
She seeks wool and flax, and works eagerly with her hands.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
She has sought wool and fine linen and her hands have worked according to his pleasure.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"She seeks out wool and linen [with care] and works with willing hands.

JPS Tanakh 1917
She seeketh wool and flax, And worketh willingly with her hands.

New American Standard 1977
She looks for wool and flax,
            And works with her hands in delight.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Daleth She sought wool and flax and worked willingly with her hands.

King James 2000 Bible
She seeks wool, and flax, and works willingly with her hands.

American King James Version
She seeks wool, and flax, and works willingly with her hands.

American Standard Version
She seeketh wool and flax, And worketh willingly with her hands.

Douay-Rheims Bible
She hath sought wool and flax, and hath wrought by the counsel of her hands.

Darby Bible Translation
She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

English Revised Version
She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

Webster's Bible Translation
She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

World English Bible
She seeks wool and flax, and works eagerly with her hands.

Young's Literal Translation
She hath sought wool and flax, And with delight she worketh with her hands.
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
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. 14She is like merchant ships; She brings her food from afar.…
Cross References
Proverbs 31:12
She does him good and not evil All the days of her life.

Proverbs 31:14
She is like merchant ships; She brings her food from afar.
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