Proverbs 31:21
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English Standard Version
She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her household are clothed in scarlet.

King James Bible
She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

American Standard Version
She is not afraid of the snow for her household; For all her household are clothed with scarlet.

Douay-Rheims Bible
She shall not fear for her house in the cold of snow: for dl her domestics are clothed with double garments.

English Revised Version
She is not afraid of the snow for her household; for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

Webster's Bible Translation
She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

Proverbs 31:21 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

With this diligence in her duties she is not a long sleeper, who is not awakened till the sun is up; but

15 ו She riseth up while it is yet night,

       And giveth food to her house,

       And the fixed portion to her maidens.

The fut. consec. express, if not a logical sequence of connection, yet a close inner binding together of the separate features of the character here described. Early, ere the morning dawns, such a housewife rises up, because she places care for her house above her own comfort; or rather, because this care is to her a satisfaction and a joy. Since now the poet means without doubt to say that she is up before the other inmates of the house, especially before the children, though not before the maids: we have not, in ותּתּן, to think that the inmates of the house, all in the morning night-watch, stand round about her, and that each receives from her a portion for the approaching day; but that she herself, early, whilst yet the most are asleep, gives out or prepares the necessary portions of food for the day (cf. ויּתּן, Isaiah 53:9). Regarding טרף, food, from טרף (to tear in pieces, viz., with the teeth), and regarding חק, a portion decreed, vid., at Proverbs 30:8. It is true that חק also means the appointed labour (pensum), and thus the day's work (דּבר יום); but the parallelism brings it nearer to explain after Proverbs 30:8, as is done by Gesenius and Hitzig after Exodus 5:14.

Proverbs 31:21 Parallel Commentaries

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afraid

Proverbs 25:20 As he that takes away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar on nitre, so is he that singes songs to an heavy heart.

scarlet

Genesis 45:22 To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver...

Cross References
2 Samuel 1:24
"You daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, who clothed you luxuriously in scarlet, who put ornaments of gold on your apparel.

Proverbs 31:22
She makes bed coverings for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple.

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