Proverbs 31:13
New International Version
She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.

New Living Translation
She finds wool and flax and busily spins it.

English Standard Version
She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands.

Berean Study Bible
She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.

King James Bible
She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

New King James Version
She seeks wool and flax, And willingly works with her hands.

New American Standard Bible
She looks for wool and linen, And works with her hands in delight.

NASB 1995
She looks for wool and flax And works with her hands in delight.

NASB 1977
She looks for wool and flax, And works with her hands in delight.

Amplified Bible
She looks for wool and flax And works with willing hands in delight.

Christian Standard Bible
She selects wool and flax and works with willing hands.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
She selects wool and flax and works with willing hands.

American Standard Version
She seeketh wool and flax, And worketh willingly with her hands.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
She has sought wool and fine linen and her hands have worked according to his pleasure.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Gathering wool and flax, she makes it serviceable with her hands.

Contemporary English Version
and with her own hands she gladly makes clothes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
She hath sought wool and flax, and hath wrought by the counsel of her hands.

English Revised Version
She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

Good News Translation
She keeps herself busy making wool and linen cloth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"She seeks out wool and linen [with care] and works with willing hands.

International Standard Version
She seeks out wool and flax, working with eager hands.

JPS Tanakh 1917
She seeketh wool and flax, And worketh willingly with her hands.

Literal Standard Version
She has sought wool and flax, And with delight she works [with] her hands.

NET Bible
She obtains wool and flax, and she is pleased to work with her hands.

New Heart English Bible
She seeks wool and flax, and works eagerly with her hands.

World English Bible
She seeks wool and flax, and works eagerly with her hands.

Young's Literal Translation
She hath sought wool and flax, And with delight she worketh with her hands.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Virtues of a Noble Woman
12She brings him good and not harm all the days of her life. 13She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands. 14She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.…

Cross References
Proverbs 31:12
She brings him good and not harm all the days of her life.

Proverbs 31:14
She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.


Treasury of Scripture

She seeks wool, and flax, and works willingly with her hands.

worketh

Genesis 18:6-8
And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth…

Genesis 24:13,14,18-20
Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water: …

Genesis 29:9,10
And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep: for she kept them…









(13) And worketh willingly with her hands.--Literally, with the pleasure or willingness of her hands; they, as it were, catch her willing spirit.

Verse 13. - DALETH. She seeketh wool, and flax. She pays attention to these things, as materials for clothing and domestic uses. Wool has been used for clothing from the earliest times (see Leviticus 13:47; Job 31:20, etc.), and flax was largely cultivated for the manufacture of linen, the processes of drying, peeling, hackling, and spinning being well understood (see Joshua 2:6; Isaiah 19:9; Jeremiah 13:1, etc.). The prohibition about mixing wool and flax in a garment (Deuteronomy 22:11) was probably based on the idea that all mixtures made by the art of man are polluted, and that what is pure and simple, such as it is in its natural state, is alone proper for the use of the people of God. And worketh willingly with her hands; or, she worketh with her hands' pleasure; i.e. with willing hands. The rendering of the Revised Version margin, after Hitzig, "She worketh at the business of her hands," is feeble, and does not say much. What is meant is that she not only labours diligently herself, but finds pleasure in doing so, and this, not because she has none to help her, and is forced to do her own work (on the contrary, she is represented as rich, and at the head of a large household), but because she considers that labour is a duty for all, and that idleness is a transgression of a universal law. Septuagint, "Weaving (μηρυομένη) wool and flax; she makes it useful with her hands."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
She selects
דָּ֭רְשָׁה (dā·rə·šāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1875: To tread, frequent, to follow, to seek, ask, to worship

wool
צֶ֣מֶר (ṣe·mer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6785: Wool

and flax
וּפִשְׁתִּ֑ים (ū·p̄iš·tîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 6593: Flax, linen

and works
וַ֝תַּ֗עַשׂ (wat·ta·‘aś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

with eager
בְּחֵ֣פֶץ (bə·ḥê·p̄eṣ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2656: Pleasure, desire, a valuable thing, a matter

hands.
כַּפֶּֽיהָ׃ (kap·pe·hā)
Noun - fdc | third person feminine singular
Strong's 3709: Hollow or flat of the hand, palm, sole (of the foot), a pan


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