New American Standard Bible
"Many daughters have done nobly, But you excel them all."
King James Bible
Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
Darby Bible Translation
Many daughters have done worthily, but thou excellest them all.
World English Bible
"Many women do noble things, but you excel them all."
Young's Literal Translation
Many are the daughters who have done worthily, Thou hast gone up above them all.'
Proverbs 31:29 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The words of praise which the husband Proverbs 31:28 is supposed to have addressed to the ideal wife.
Virtuously - The Hebrew word has primarily (like "virtus") the idea of "strength," but is used with various shades of meaning. Here (as in Proverbs 12:4; Ruth 3:11) the strength is that of character stedfast in goodness. In other passages (e. g., Genesis 34:29; Psalm 49:10) it has the sense of "riches," and is so taken here by the Septuagint and Vulgate, see also the marginal rendering.
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
Her children rise up and bless her; Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:
Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
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