New International Version
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.
King James Bible
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
Darby Bible Translation
Who can find a woman of worth? for her price is far above rubies.
World English Bible
Who can find a worthy woman? For her price is far above rubies.
Young's Literal Translation
A woman of worth who doth find? Yea, far above rubies is her price.
Proverbs 31:10 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Who can find a virtuous woman? - This and the following verses are acrostic, each beginning with a consecutive letter of the Hebrew alphabet: Proverbs 31:10, א aleph; Proverbs 31:11, ב beth; Proverbs 31:12, ג gimel; and so on to the end of the chapter, the last verse of which has the letter ת tau. From this to the end of the chapter we have the character of a woman of genuine worth laid down; first, in general, Proverbs 31:10-12; secondly, in its particular or component parts, verses 13-29; and, thirdly, the summing up of the character, Proverbs 31:30, Proverbs 31:31.
I. Her general character.
1. She is a virtuous wo man - a woman of power and strength. אשת חיל esheth chayil, a strong or virtuous wife, full of mental energy.
2. She is invaluable; her price is far above rubies - no quantity of precious stones can be equal to her worth.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
who This is the commencement of an alphabetical poem, each verse beginning consecutively with a letter of the Hebrew alphabet; in which we are presented with an admirable picture of a good wife, according to the primitive manners of the East
LibraryThe Gospel Cordial
A Sermon (No. 3236) published on Thursday, February 9th, 1911 delivered by C.H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. on Lord's Day Evening, September 20th, 1863. "Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more."--Proverbs 31:6, 7. These somewhat singular sentences were spoken by the mother of Lemuel to her son, who was probably Solomon. She had already said to him, …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
And now, my daughter, don't be afraid. I will do for you all you ask. All the people of my town know that you are a woman of noble character.
1 Samuel 25:3
His name was Nabal and his wife's name was Abigail. She was an intelligent and beautiful woman, but her husband was surly and mean in his dealings--he was a Calebite.
Coral and jasper are not worthy of mention; the price of wisdom is beyond rubies.
for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.
A wife of noble character is her husband's crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.
The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.
He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD.
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