Proverbs 31:23
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New International Version
Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.

New Living Translation
Her husband is well known at the city gates, where he sits with the other civic leaders.

English Standard Version
Her husband is known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land.

New American Standard Bible
Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land.

King James Bible
Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Her husband is known at the city gates, where he sits among the elders of the land.

International Standard Version
Her husband is well known; he sits among the leaders of the land.

NET Bible
Her husband is well-known in the city gate when he sits with the elders of the land.

New Heart English Bible
Her husband is respected in the gates, when he sits among the elders of the land.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Her husband is known among the cities as he sits among the Elders of the land.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Her husband is known at the city gates when he sits with the leaders of the land.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Her husband is known in the gates, When he sitteth among the elders of the land.

New American Standard 1977
Her husband is known in the gates,
            When he sits among the elders of the land.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Nun Her husband is known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land.

King James 2000 Bible
Her husband is known in the gates, when he sits among the elders of the land.

American King James Version
Her husband is known in the gates, when he sits among the elders of the land.

American Standard Version
Her husband is known in the gates, When he sitteth among the elders of the land.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Her husband is honourable in the gates, when he sitteth among the senators of the land.

Darby Bible Translation
Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

English Revised Version
Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

Webster's Bible Translation
Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

World English Bible
Her husband is respected in the gates, when he sits among the elders of the land.

Young's Literal Translation
Known in the gates is her husband, In his sitting with elders of the land.
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
22She makes coverings for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple. 23Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land. 24She makes linen garments and sells them, And supplies belts to the tradesmen.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 16:18
"You shall appoint for yourself judges and officers in all your towns which the LORD your God is giving you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.

Ruth 4:1
Now Boaz went up to the gate and sat down there, and behold, the close relative of whom Boaz spoke was passing by, so he said, "Turn aside, friend, sit down here." And he turned aside and sat down.

Ruth 4:2
He took ten men of the elders of the city and said, "Sit down here." So they sat down.

Ruth 4:11
All the people who were in the court, and the elders, said, "We are witnesses. May the LORD make the woman who is coming into your home like Rachel and Leah, both of whom built the house of Israel; and may you achieve wealth in Ephrathah and become famous in Bethlehem.
Treasury of Scripture

Her husband is known in the gates, when he sits among the elders of the land.

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Proverbs 24:7 Wisdom is too high for a fool: he opens not his mouth in the gate.

Deuteronomy 16:18 Judges and officers shall you make you in all your gates, which the …

Deuteronomy 21:19 Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him …

Ruth 4:1 Then went Boaz up to the gate, and sat him down there: and, behold, …

Job 29:7 When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared my …

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