Proverbs 31:17
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New International Version
She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.

New Living Translation
She is energetic and strong, a hard worker.

English Standard Version
She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong.

New American Standard Bible
She girds herself with strength And makes her arms strong.

King James Bible
She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
She draws on her strength and reveals that her arms are strong.

International Standard Version
She clothes herself with fortitude, and fortifies her arms with strength.

NET Bible
She begins her work vigorously, and she strengthens her arms.

New Heart English Bible
She girds her waist with strength, and makes her arms strong.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
She has girt her waist with strength and has strengthened her arms.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
She puts on strength like a belt and goes to work with energy.

JPS Tanakh 1917
She girdeth her loins with strength, And maketh strong her arms.

New American Standard 1977
She girds herself with strength,
            And makes her arms strong.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Cheth She girded her loins with strength and strengthened her arms.

King James 2000 Bible
She girds her loins with strength, and strengthens her arms.

American King James Version
She girds her loins with strength, and strengthens her arms.

American Standard Version
She girdeth her loins with strength, And maketh strong her arms.

Douay-Rheims Bible
She hath girded her loins with strength, and hath strengthened her arm.

Darby Bible Translation
She girdeth her loins with strength, and maketh strong her arms.

English Revised Version
She girdeth her loins with strength, and maketh strong her arms.

Webster's Bible Translation
She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

World English Bible
She arms her waist with strength, and makes her arms strong.

Young's Literal Translation
She hath girded with might her loins, And doth strengthen her arms.
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
16She considers a field and buys it; From her earnings she plants a vineyard. 17She girds herself with strength And makes her arms strong. 18She senses that her gain is good; Her lamp does not go out at night.…
Cross References
1 Kings 18:46
Then the hand of the LORD was on Elijah, and he girded up his loins and outran Ahab to Jezreel.

2 Kings 4:29
Then he said to Gehazi, "Gird up your loins and take my staff in your hand, and go your way; if you meet any man, do not salute him, and if anyone salutes you, do not answer him; and lay my staff on the lad's face."

Job 38:3
"Now gird up your loins like a man, And I will ask you, and you instruct Me!

Proverbs 31:16
She considers a field and buys it; From her earnings she plants a vineyard.

Proverbs 31:18
She senses that her gain is good; Her lamp does not go out at night.
Treasury of Scripture

She girds her loins with strength, and strengthens her arms.

girdeth

1 Kings 18:46 And the hand of the LORD was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, …

2 Kings 4:29 Then he said to Gehazi, Gird up your loins, and take my staff in …

Job 38:3 Gird up now your loins like a man; for I will demand of you, and answer you me.

Luke 12:35 Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;

Ephesians 6:10,14 Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might…

1 Peter 1:13 Why gird up the loins of your mind, be sober…

strengtheneth

Genesis 49:24 But his bow stayed in strength, and the arms of his hands were made …

Isaiah 44:12 The smith with the tongs both works in the coals, and fashions it …

Hosea 7:15 Though I have bound and strengthened their arms, yet do they imagine …

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