Proverbs 31:15
New International Version
She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants.

New Living Translation
She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and plan the day’s work for her servant girls.

English Standard Version
She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens.

Berean Study Bible
She rises while it is still night to provide food for her household and portions for her maidservants.

King James Bible
She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

New King James Version
She also rises while it is yet night, And provides food for her household, And a portion for her maidservants.

New American Standard Bible
And she rises while it is still night And gives food to her household, And portions to her attendants.

NASB 1995
She rises also while it is still night And gives food to her household And portions to her maidens.

NASB 1977
She rises also while it is still night, And gives food to her household, And portions to her maidens.

Amplified Bible
She rises also while it is still night And gives food to her household And assigns tasks to her maids.

Christian Standard Bible
She rises while it is still night and provides food for her household and portions for her female servants.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
She rises while it is still night and provides food for her household and portions for her female servants.

American Standard Version
She riseth also while it is yet night, And giveth food to her household, And their task to her maidens.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
She is risen in the night and has given food to the children in her house, and work to her girls.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And she rises by night, and gives food to her household, and appointed tasks to her maidens.

Contemporary English Version
She gets up before daylight to prepare food for her family and for her servants.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And she hath risen in the night, and given a prey to her household, and victuals to her maidens.

English Revised Version
She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and their task to her maidens.

Good News Translation
She gets up before daylight to prepare food for her family and to tell her servant women what to do.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
She wakes up while it is still dark and gives food to her family and portions of food to her female slaves.

International Standard Version
She rises while it is still night, preparing meals for her family and providing for her women servants.

JPS Tanakh 1917
She riseth also while it is yet night, And giveth food to her household, And a portion to her maidens.

Literal Standard Version
Indeed, she rises while yet night, "" And gives food to her household, "" And a portion to her girls.

NET Bible
She also gets up while it is still night, and provides food for her household and a portion to her female servants.

New Heart English Bible
She rises also while it is yet night, gives food to her household, and portions for her servant girls.

World English Bible
She rises also while it is yet night, gives food to her household, and portions for her servant girls.

Young's Literal Translation
Yea, she riseth while yet night, And giveth food to her household, And a portion to her damsels.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Virtues of a Noble Woman
14She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar. 15She rises while it is still night to provide food for her household and portions for her maidservants. 16She appraises a field and buys it; from her earnings she plants a vineyard.…

Cross References
Luke 12:42
And the Lord answered, "Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his servants to give them their portion at the proper time?

Romans 12:11
Do not let your zeal subside; keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.

Proverbs 20:13
Do not love sleep, or you will grow poor; open your eyes, and you will have plenty of food.

Proverbs 31:16
She appraises a field and buys it; from her earnings she plants a vineyard.


Treasury of Scripture

She rises also while it is yet night, and gives meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

riseth

Joshua 3:1
And Joshua rose early in the morning; and they removed from Shittim, and came to Jordan, he and all the children of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over.

2 Chronicles 36:15
And the LORD God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place:

Psalm 119:147,148
I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word…

and giveth

Matthew 24:25
Behold, I have told you before.

Luke 12:42
And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season?









(15) And giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.--Gives out food for her household, and the allotted portion of provisions (comp. Proverbs 30:8) or work (comp. Exodus 5:14) to her maidens.

Verse 15. - VAV. She riseth also while it is yet night. Before dawn she is up and stirring, to be ready for her daily occupation. A lamp is always kept burning at night in Eastern houses, and as it is of very small dimensions, the careful housewife has to rise at midnight to replenish the oil, and she often then begins her household work by grinding the corn or preparing something for next day's meals (comp. ver. 18). Early rising before any great undertaking is continually mentioned in Scripture (see Genesis 19:2; Genesis 22:3; Psalm 57:8; Jeremiah 7:13; Jeremiah 25:4, etc.; Mark 16:2; John 20:1). And giveth meat to her household; deditquae praedam domesticis suis, Vulgate. The word for "meat" is tereph, which means "food torn in pieces" with the teeth (Psalm 111:5), and hence food to be eaten. The wife thus early prepares or distributes the food which will be wanted for the day. And a portion to her maidens. Chok, "final portion," may apply either to work or food. The Vulgate has cibaria, "meat;" Septuagint, ἔργα, "tasks." The former, which is in accordance with Proverbs 30:8, would be merely a repetition of the second clause, the meat mentioned there being here called the allotted portion, and would be simply tautological. If we take it in the sense of "appointed labour," we get a new idea, very congruous with the housewife's activity (comp. Exodus 5:14, where the same word is used in the case of the enforced labour of the Israelites).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
She rises
וַתָּ֤קָם ׀ (wat·tā·qām)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

while it is still
בְּע֬וֹד (bə·‘ō·wḏ)
Preposition-b | Adverb
Strong's 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more

night
לַ֗יְלָה (lay·lāh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3915: A twist, night, adversity

to provide
וַתִּתֵּ֣ן (wat·tit·tên)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

food
טֶ֣רֶף (ṭe·rep̄)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2964: Something torn, a fragment, a fresh leaf, prey, food

for her household
לְבֵיתָ֑הּ (lə·ḇê·ṯāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 1004: A house

and portions
וְ֝חֹ֗ק (wə·ḥōq)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2706: Something prescribed or owed, a statute

for her maidservants.
לְנַעֲרֹתֶֽיהָ׃ (lə·na·‘ă·rō·ṯe·hā)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5291: A girl, maiden


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