English Standard Version
She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy.
King James Bible
She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
American Standard Version
She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; Yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
She hath opened her hand to the needy, and stretched out her hands to the poor.
English Revised Version
She spreadeth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
Webster's Bible Translation
She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yes, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
Proverbs 31:20 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The following proverb praises the extent of her housewifely transactions:
14 ה She is like the ships of the merchant -
Bringeth her food from afar.
She is (lxx ἐγένετο) like merchant ships (כּאניות, indeterminate, and thus to be read kōǒnı̂joth), i.e., she has the art of such ships as sail away and bring wares from a distance, are equipped, sent out, and managed by an enterprising spirit; so the prudent, calculating look of the brave wife, directed towards the care and the advancement of her house, goes out beyond the nearest circle; she descries also distant opportunities of advantageous purchase and profitable exchange, and brings in from a distance what is necessary for the supply of her house, or, mediately, what yields this supply (ממּרחק, Cod. Jaman. ממרחק, cf. under Isaiah 10:6), for she finds that source of gain she has espied.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.
Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.
For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, 'You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.'
"If I have withheld anything that the poor desired, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail,
Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.
She puts her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle.
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