Proverbs 31:16
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New International Version
She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

New Living Translation
She goes to inspect a field and buys it; with her earnings she plants a vineyard.

English Standard Version
She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.

New American Standard Bible
She considers a field and buys it; From her earnings she plants a vineyard.

King James Bible
She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
She evaluates a field and buys it; she plants a vineyard with her earnings.

International Standard Version
She evaluates a field and purchases it; from the proceeds she plants a vineyard.

NET Bible
She considers a field and buys it; from her own income she plants a vineyard.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
She has looked at a field and bought it, and from the fruit of her hands she planted a vineyard.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"She picks out a field and buys it. She plants a vineyard from the profits she has earned.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Zain She considered the inheritance and bought it; with the fruit of her hands she planted a vineyard.

King James 2000 Bible
She considers a field, and buys it: with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.

American King James Version
She considers a field, and buys it: with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.

American Standard Version
She considereth a field, and buyeth it; With the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

Douay-Rheims Bible
She hath considered a field, and bought it: with the fruit of her hands she hath planted a vineyard.

Darby Bible Translation
She considereth a field, and acquireth it; of the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

English Revised Version
She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

Webster's Bible Translation
She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

World English Bible
She considers a field, and buys it. With the fruit of her hands, she plants a vineyard.

Young's Literal Translation
She hath considered a field, and taketh it, From the fruit of her hands she hath planted a vineyard.
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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 16. - ZAYIN. She considereth a field, and buyeth it. She turns her attention to a certain field, the possession of which is for some cause desirable; and, after due examination and consideration, she buys it. One is reminded of Christ's parable of the treasure hidden in a field, which the finder sold all that he had to purchase (Matthew 13:44). With the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. Her prudent management and economy give her means to buy vines and plant a vineyard, and thus to increase her produce. Possibly it is meant that she sees the field she has gotten is more fitted for grapes than corn, and she cultivates it accordingly. Virgil 'Georg.,' 2:229 -

"Altera frumentis quoniam favet, altera Baccho,
Densa magis Cereri, rarissima quaeque Lyaeo."


Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

She considereth a field, and buyeth it,.... The field are the Scriptures, in which are hid the rich treasures of Gospel doctrines and promises; and the church, and all truly enlightened persons, consider to what use this field may be put, to what account it will turn; how profitable the Scriptures are, for doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness; what a rich mine and valuable treasure is in them; things more desirable, and of greater worth, than thousands of gold and silver; and therefore will buy this field at any rate, and not sell it; will part with all they have before they will part with that; even life itself, which in an improper sense is called buying of it, though it is without money and without price; see Matthew 13:44;

with the fruit of her hand she planteth a vineyard; her own vineyard, whose plants are an orchard of pomegranates, Sol 1:6; who through the ministry of the word, are planted in the house of the Lord, and flourish there; this the church is said to do by her ministers, who plant and water, as Paul and Apollos did, 1 Corinthians 3:6. And it is observable, that in the Hebrew text there is a double reading; the "Keri", or marginal reading, is feminine; but the "Cetib", or writing, is masculine; to show that she did it by means of men, she made use of in her vineyard for that service; it being, as Aben Ezra observes, not the custom and business of women to plant vineyards, but men. It may be rendered, "he planted", and be applied to her husband, Christ; who, through the ministry of the word in his church, plants souls in it; and happy are they who are the planting of the Lord! trees of righteousness, that he may be glorified, Isaiah 61:3.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

16. and hence has means to purchase property.

Proverbs 31:16 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Virtues of Noble Woman
15She rises also while it is still night And gives food to her household And portions to her maidens. 16She considers a field and buys it; From her earnings she plants a vineyard. 17She girds herself with strength And makes her arms strong.…
Cross References
Proverbs 31:15
She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants.

Proverbs 31:17
She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.
Treasury of Scripture

She considers a field, and buys it: with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.

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Joshua 15:18 And it came to pass, as she came to him, that she moved him to ask …

Songs 8:12 My vineyard, which is mine, is before me: you, O Solomon, must have …

Matthew 13:44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to treasure hid in a field; …

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