Proverbs 31:28
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New International Version
Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:

New Living Translation
Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her:

English Standard Version
Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:

New American Standard Bible
Her children rise up and bless her; Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:

King James Bible
Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Her sons rise up and call her blessed. Her husband also praises her:"

International Standard Version
Her children stand up and encourage her, as does her husband, who praises her:

NET Bible
Her children rise up and call her blessed, her husband also praises her:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Her children stand up and give her blessings and her husband praises her.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Her children and her husband stand up and bless her. In addition, he sings her praises, by saying,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Koph Her sons rose up and called her blessed; her husband also, and he praised her.

King James 2000 Bible
Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.

American King James Version
Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.

American Standard Version
Her children rise up, and call her blessed; Her husband also , and he praiseth her,'saying :

Douay-Rheims Bible
Her children rose up, and called her blessed: her husband, and he praised her.

Darby Bible Translation
Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband [also], and he praiseth her:

English Revised Version
Her children rise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her, saying:

Webster's Bible Translation
Her children rise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

World English Bible
Her children rise up and call her blessed. Her husband also praises her:

Young's Literal Translation
Her sons have risen up, and pronounce her happy, Her husband, and he praiseth her,
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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 28. - KUPH. Her children arise up, and call her blessed. She is a fruitful mother of children, who, seeing her sedulity and prudence, and experiencing her affectionate care, celebrate and praise her, and own that she has rightly won the blessing of the Lord. Her husband also, and he praiseth her; in the words given in the next verse. Having the approbation of her husband and children, who know her best, and have the best opportunities of judging her conduct, she is contented and happy. Septuagint, "Her mercy (ἐλεημοσύνη) raises up her children, and they grow rich, and her husband praises her."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Her children arise up,.... As olive plants around her table; grow up to maturity of age, and ripeness of judgment, and so capable of observing things, and doing the work here ascribed to them: or they rise up in reverence of her, and respect to her, suitable to the relation they stand in to her: or rather it signifies their readiness to show a regard unto her, and their setting about the work of commendation of her in earnest: or else their earliness in doing it; they rise in the morning, as Aben Ezra's note is; her lamp not being extinct in the night. Jarchi interprets these "children" of disciples; but they are to be understood of regenerate persons, young converts, born in Zion, and brought up by her; the children of that Jerusalem that is the mother of us all, Isaiah 54:1;

and call her blessed; bless God for her, for such a mother, and wish themselves as happy as she is; they pray for her blessedness, peace, and prosperity, as all Zion's children should, Psalm 122:6; they pronounce her blessed, as well they may, since she is blessed with all spiritual blessings in Christ; and so are all in her family that truly belong to her, her children and her servants, Psalm 84:4; see Sol 6:9;

her husband also, and he praiseth her; that is, he is ready also to rise up and speak in her praise and commendation. Jarchi says this is the holy blessed God. Christ is the church's husband, who is her Maker; See Gill on Proverbs 31:23; he praises her for her beauty, though she owes it all to him; for her comely parts and gracefulness, which he describes with wonder; for her dress, her garments, though they are his own; for her faith, love, humility, and other graces, though they are his gifts; see Sol 1:8.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

28. She is honored by those who best know her.

Proverbs 31:28 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Virtues of Noble Woman
27She looks well to the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness. 28Her children rise up and bless her; Her husband also, and he praises her, saying: 29"Many daughters have done nobly, But you excel them all."…
Cross References
Proverbs 11:16
A kindhearted woman gains honor, but ruthless men gain only wealth.

Proverbs 31:27
She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.

Proverbs 31:29
"Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all."
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