Proverbs 31:23
New International Version
Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.

New Living Translation
Her husband is well known at the city gates, where he sits with the other civic leaders.

English Standard Version
Her husband is known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land.

Berean Study Bible
Her husband is known at the city gate, where he sits among the elders of the land.

King James Bible
Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

New King James Version
Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land.

New American Standard Bible
Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land.

NASB 1995
Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land.

NASB 1977
Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land.

Amplified Bible
Her husband is known in the [city’s] gates, When he sits among the elders of the land.

Christian Standard Bible
Her husband is known at the city gates, where he sits among the elders of the land.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Her husband is known at the city gates, where he sits among the elders of the land.

American Standard Version
Her husband is known in the gates, When he sitteth among the elders of the land.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Her husband is known among the cities as he sits among the Elders of the land.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And her husband becomes a distinguished person in the gates, when he sits in council with the old inhabitants of the land.

Contemporary English Version
Her husband is a well-known and respected leader in the city.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Her husband is honourable in the gates, when he sitteth among the senators of the land.

English Revised Version
Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

Good News Translation
Her husband is well known, one of the leading citizens.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Her husband is known at the city gates when he sits with the leaders of the land.

International Standard Version
Her husband is well known; he sits among the leaders of the land.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Her husband is known in the gates, When he sitteth among the elders of the land.

Literal Standard Version
Her husband is known in the gates, "" In his sitting with [the] elderly of [the] land.

NET Bible
Her husband is well-known in the city gate when he sits with the elders of the land.

New Heart English Bible
Her husband is respected in the gates, when he sits among the elders of the land.

World English Bible
Her husband is respected in the gates, when he sits among the elders of the land.

Young's Literal Translation
Known in the gates is her husband, In his sitting with elders of the land.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Virtues of a Noble Woman
22She makes coverings for her bed; her clothing is fine linen and purple. 23Her husband is known at the city gate, where he sits among the elders of the land. 24She makes linen garments and sells them; she delivers sashes to the merchants.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 16:18
You are to appoint judges and officials for your tribes in every town that the LORD your God is giving you. They are to judge the people with righteous judgment.

Ruth 4:1
Meanwhile, Boaz went to the gate and sat down there. Soon the kinsman-redeemer of whom he had spoken came along, and Boaz said, "Come over here, my friend, and sit down." So he went over and sat down.

Ruth 4:2
Then Boaz took ten of the elders of the city and said, "Sit here," and they did so.

Ruth 4:11
"We are witnesses," said the elders and all the people at the gate. "May the LORD make the woman entering your home like Rachel and Leah, who together built up the house of Israel. May you be prosperous in Ephrathah and famous in Bethlehem.


Treasury of Scripture

Her husband is known in the gates, when he sits among the elders of the land.

husband

Proverbs 12:4
A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

in the

Proverbs 24:7
Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.

Deuteronomy 16:18
Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment.

Deuteronomy 21:19
Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;









(23) Her husband is known in the gates.--See above on Proverbs 22:22. Instead of being a hindrance to her husband's advancement, she furthers it. Her influence for good extends to him also. Having no domestic anxieties, he is set free to do his part in public life.

Verse 23. - NUN. Her husband is known in the gates. Such a woman advances her husband's interests, increases his influence, and, by attending to his domestic concerns, enables him to take his share in public matters, so that his name is in great repute in the popular assemblies at the city gates (ver. 31; ch. 8:3). She is indeed "a crown to her husband" (ch. 12:4). When he sitteth among the elders of the land. Homer introduces Nausikaa speaking to her father of her duty to see that he is honourably clad when he goes to the council -

Καὶ δὲ σοὶ αὐτῷ ἔοικε μετὰ πρώτοισιν ἐόντα
Βουλὰς βουλεύειν καθαρὰ χροί εἵματ ἔχοντα
('Odyssey,' 6:60.)

"For our costly robes,
All sullied now, the cleansing stream require;
And thine especially, when thou appear'st
In council with the princes of the land,
Had need be pure."


(Cowper.) St. Gregory sees here an adumbration of the day of judgment: "For the Redeemer of mankind is the "Husband" of holy Church, who shows himself 'renowned' (nobilis, Vulgate) in the gates. Who first came in sight in degradation and in mockings, but shall appear on high at the entering in of his kingdom; and 'he sitteth among the elders of the land,' for that he shall decree sentence of condemnation together with the holy preachers of that same Church, as himself declares in the gospel (Matthew 19:28)" ('Moral.,' 6:9).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Her husband
בַּעְלָ֑הּ (ba‘·lāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 1167: A master, a husband, owner

is known
נוֹדָ֣ע (nō·w·ḏā‘)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3045: To know

at the city gate,
בַּשְּׁעָרִ֣ים (baš·šə·‘ā·rîm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8179: An opening, door, gate

where he sits
בְּ֝שִׁבְתּ֗וֹ (bə·šiḇ·tōw)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

among
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

the elders
זִקְנֵי־ (ziq·nê-)
Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's 2205: Old

of the land.
אָֽרֶץ׃ (’ā·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land


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