Proverbs 31:25
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New International Version
She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.

New Living Translation
She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.

English Standard Version
Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.

New American Standard Bible
Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future.

King James Bible
Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Strength and honor are her clothing, and she can laugh at the time to come.

International Standard Version
Strength and dignity are her garments; she smiles about the future.

NET Bible
She is clothed with strength and honor, and she can laugh at the time to come.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Strength and excellence are her clothing and she will rejoice in the last day.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
She dresses with strength and nobility, and she smiles at the future.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ain Strength and glory is her clothing, and she shall laugh in the last day.

King James 2000 Bible
Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

American King James Version
Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

American Standard Version
Strength and dignity are her clothing; And she laugheth at the time to come.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Strength and beauty are her clothing, and she shall laugh in the latter day.

Darby Bible Translation
Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laugheth [at] the coming day.

English Revised Version
Strength and dignity are her clothing; and she laugheth at the time to come.

Webster's Bible Translation
Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

World English Bible
Strength and dignity are her clothing. She laughs at the time to come.

Young's Literal Translation
Strength and honour are her clothing, And she rejoiceth at a latter day.
Parallel Commentaries
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 25. - AYIN. Strength and honour are her clothing (ver. 17); ἰσχὺν καὶ εὐπρέπειαν, Septuagint. She is invested with a moral force and dignity which arm her against care and worry; the power of a righteous purpose and strong will reveals itself in her carriage and demeanour. And thus equipped, she shall rejoice in time to come; or, she laugheth (Job 5:22; Job 39:7) at the future (Isaiah 30:8). She is not disquieted by any fear of what may happen, knowing in whom she trusts, and having done her duty to the utmost of her ability. The Greek and Latin versions seem to take the expression as referring to the day of death; thus the Vulgate, Ridebit in die novissimo; Septuagint, "She rejoices in the last days (ἐν ἡμέραις ἐσχάταις)." But it is best interpreted as above. The true servant of God is not afraid of any evil tidings, his heart being fixed, trusting in the Lord (Psalm 112:7).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Strength and honour are her clothing,.... Strength, not of body, but of mind. The church is clothed with strength, as her Lord, head, and husband, is said to be, Psalm 93:1; and which she has from him; for though she is the weaker vessel, and weak in herself, yet is strong in him; and is able to bear and do all things, with a fortitude of mind to withstand every enemy, and persevere in well doing: and she is clothed with "honour"; with honourable garments, suitable to her rank and dignity; in cloth of gold, in raiment of needlework; with the garments of salvation, and the robe of righteousness;

and she shall rejoice in time to come; Aben Ezra interprets it of old age, or of the world to come; and Jarchi and Gersom of the day of death: having fulness of food and clothing, she is not afraid of want in old age, or in any time of distress that may come; and having a good name, laughs at death, and departs in peace; so these interpreters. The church of Christ fears no want at any time, nor need any of her members; they have a clothing that never waxes old, a righteousness that will answer for them in a time to come; their bread is given, and their waters are sure; they shall want no good thing; all their need is supplied from Christ; they have hope in their death, and rejoice then and sing, "O death, where is thy sting?" 1 Corinthians 15:55; they will have confidence in the day of judgment, and not be ashamed; shall come to Zion with everlasting joy; and shall rejoice with Christ, angels and saints, to all eternity.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

25. Strength and honour—Strong and beautiful is her clothing; or, figuratively, for moral character, vigorous and honorable.

shall rejoice … come—in confidence of certain maintenance.

Proverbs 31:25 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Virtues of Noble Woman
24She makes linen garments and sells them, And supplies belts to the tradesmen. 25Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future. 26She opens her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.…
Cross References
1 Timothy 2:9
I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,

1 Timothy 2:10
but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.
Treasury of Scripture

Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

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Job 29:14 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe …

Job 40:10 Deck yourself now with majesty and excellency; and array yourself …

Psalm 132:9,16 Let your priests be clothed with righteousness; and let your saints …

Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my …

Romans 13:14 But put you on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for …

Ephesians 4:24 And that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness …

1 Timothy 2:10 But (which becomes women professing godliness) with good works.

1 Peter 5:5,6 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of …

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Psalm 97:11,12 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart…

Isaiah 65:13,14 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, …

Matthew 25:20,21 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five …

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