Proverbs 31:23
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English Standard Version
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.

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.

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.

Proverbs 31:23 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The poet has this augmented household wealth in his eye, for he continues:

17 ח She girdeth her loins with strength,

        And moveth vigorously her arms.

Strength is as the girdle which she wraps around her body (Psalm 93:1). We write חגרה בעוז; both words have Munach, and the ב of בעוז is aspirated. Thus girded with strength, out of this fulness of strength she makes firm or steels her arms (cf. Psalm 89:22). The produce of the field and vineyard extend far beyond the necessity of her house; thus a great portion is brought to sale, and the gain thence arising stimulates the industry and the diligence of the unwearied woman.

Proverbs 31:23 Parallel Commentaries

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Proverbs 12:4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that makes ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

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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 LORD your God gives you, throughout your tribes...

Deuteronomy 21:19 Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out to the elders of his city, and to the gate of his place;

Ruth 4:1 Then went Boaz up to the gate, and sat him down there: and, behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz spoke came by; to whom he said, Ho...

Job 29:7 When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared my seat in the street!

Cross References
Deuteronomy 16:18
"You shall appoint judges and officers in all your towns that 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 had gone up to the gate and sat down there. And behold, the redeemer, of whom Boaz had spoken, came by. So Boaz said, "Turn aside, friend; sit down here." And he turned aside and sat down.

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

Ruth 4:11
Then all the people who were at the gate and the elders said, "We are witnesses. May the LORD make the woman, who is coming into your house, like Rachel and Leah, who together built up the house of Israel. May you act worthily in Ephrathah and be renowned in Bethlehem,

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