Proverbs 31:27
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New International Version
She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.

King James Bible
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

Darby Bible Translation
She surveyeth the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

World English Bible
She looks well to the ways of her household, and doesn't eat the bread of idleness.

Young's Literal Translation
She is watching the ways of her household, And bread of sloth she eateth not.

Proverbs 31:27 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

She looketh well to the ways of her household -

18. She is a moral manager: she takes care that all shall behave themselves well; that none of them shall keep bad company or contract vicious habits. A religious industry, or an industrious religion, is the law of her house. She can instruct them in religion, as well as she can teach them in their labor. In her house, diligence in business, and fervency of spirit, serving the Lord, go hand in hand.

And eateth not the bread of idleness -

19. She knows that idleness leads to vice; and therefore every one has his work, and every one has his proper food. That they may work well, they are fed well; and every one, at least, earns the bread that he eats - eateth not the bread of idleness.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 14:1 Every wise woman builds her house: but the foolish plucks it down with her hands.

1 Thessalonians 4:11 And that you study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

2 Thessalonians 3:6 Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ...

1 Timothy 5:10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet...

Titus 2:4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,

Library
The 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

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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