New International Version
Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
King James Bible
Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
Darby Bible Translation
Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates.
World English Bible
Give her of the fruit of her hands! Let her works praise her in the gates!
Young's Literal Translation
Give ye to her of the fruit of her hands, And her works do praise her in the gates!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Give her of the fruit of her hands - This may be a prayer. May she long enjoy the fruit of her labors! May she see her children's children, and peace upon Israel!
And let her own works praise her in the gates - Let what she has done be spoken of for a memorial of her; let her bright example be held forth in the most public places. Let it be set before the eyes of every female, particularly of every wife, and especially of every mother; and let them learn from this exemplar, what men have a right to expect in their wives, the mistresses of their families, and the mothers of their children. Amen.
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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
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
The words of the Teacher, son of David, king in Jerusalem:
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