New American Standard Bible
She is like merchant ships; She brings her food from afar.
King James Bible
She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
Darby Bible Translation
She is like the merchants' ships: she bringeth her food from afar;
World English Bible
She is like the merchant ships. She brings her bread from afar.
Young's Literal Translation
She hath been as ships of the merchant, From afar she bringeth in her bread.
Proverbs 31:14 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The comparison points to the enlarged commerce of the Israelites consequent on their contact with the Phoenicians under David and Solomon; compare Proverbs 31:24.
LibraryOf the Practice of Piety in Fasting.
There are divers kinds of fasting--First, A constrained fast, as when men either have not food to eat, as in the famine of Samaria (2 Kings vi. 25;) or, having food, cannot eat it for heaviness or sickness, as it befel them who were in the ship with St. Paul (Acts xxvii. 33.) This is rather famine than fasting. Secondly, A natural fast, which we undertake physically, for the health of our body. Thirdly, A civil fast, which the magistrate enjoins for the better maintenance of the commonwealth. Fourthly, …
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety
She looks for wool and flax And works with her hands in delight.
"The ships of Tarshish were the carriers for your merchandise. And you were filled and were very glorious In the heart of the seas.
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