New Living Translation
Her hands are busy spinning thread, her fingers twisting fiber.
King James Bible
She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
Darby Bible Translation
She putteth her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle.
World English Bible
She lays her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle.
Young's Literal Translation
Her hands she hath sent forth on a spindle, And her hands have held a distaff.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
31:19 She layeth - By her own example she provokes her servants to labour. And although in these latter and more delicate times, such mean employments are grown out of fashion among great persons, yet they were not so in former ages, neither in other countries, nor in this land; whence all women unmarried unto this day are called in the language of our law, Spinsters.
2 Samuel 3:29
Joab and his family are the guilty ones. May the family of Joab be cursed in every generation with a man who has open sores or leprosy or who walks on crutches or dies by the sword or begs for food!"
She makes sure her dealings are profitable; her lamp burns late into the night.
She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy.
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