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.

JPS Tanakh 1917
She considereth a field, and buyeth it; With the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

New American Standard 1977
She considers a field and buys it;
            From her earnings she plants a vineyard.

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.
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
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 rises also while it is still night And gives food to her household And portions to her maidens.

Proverbs 31:17
She girds herself with strength And makes her arms strong.
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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