Proverbs 31:24
New International Version
She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes.

New Living Translation
She makes belted linen garments and sashes to sell to the merchants.

English Standard Version
She makes linen garments and sells them; she delivers sashes to the merchant.

Berean Study Bible
She makes linen garments and sells them; she delivers sashes to the merchants.

New American Standard Bible
She makes linen garments and sells them, And supplies belts to the tradesmen.

King James Bible
She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

Christian Standard Bible
She makes and sells linen garments; she delivers belts to the merchants.

Contemporary English Version
She makes clothes to sell to the shop owners.

Good News Translation
She makes clothes and belts, and sells them to merchants.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
She makes and sells linen garments; she delivers belts to the merchants.

International Standard Version
She designs and sells linen garments, supplying accessories to clothiers.

NET Bible
She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes.

New Heart English Bible
She makes linen garments and sells them, and delivers sashes to the merchant.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
She has made and sold fine linen and has given girdles to the Canaanites.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"She makes linen garments and sells them and delivers belts to the merchants.

JPS Tanakh 1917
She maketh linen garments and selleth them; And delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

New American Standard 1977
She makes linen garments and sells them, And supplies belts to the tradesmen.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Samech She made fine linen and sold it and delivered girdles unto the merchant.

King James 2000 Bible
She makes fine linen, and sells it; and delivers sashes unto the merchants.

American King James Version
She makes fine linen, and sells it; and delivers girdles to the merchant.

American Standard Version
She maketh linen garments and selleth them, And delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
She makes fine linens, and sells girdles to the Chananites: she opens her mouth heedfully and with propriety, and controls her tongue.

Douay-Rheims Bible
She made fine linen, and sold it, end delivered a girdle to the Chanaanite.

Darby Bible Translation
She maketh body linen and selleth it, and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

English Revised Version
She maketh linen garments and selleth them; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

Webster's Bible Translation
She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles to the merchant.

World English Bible
She makes linen garments and sells them, and delivers sashes to the merchant.

Young's Literal Translation
Linen garments she hath made, and selleth, And a girdle she hath given to the merchant.
Study Bible
The Virtues of a Noble Woman
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. 25Strength and honor are her clothing, and she can laugh at the days to come.…
Cross References
Judges 14:12
"Let me tell you a riddle," Samson said to them. "If you can solve it for me within the seven days of the feast, I will give you thirty linen garments and thirty sets of clothes.

Proverbs 31:25
Strength and honor are her clothing, and she can laugh at the days to come.

Treasury of Scripture

She makes fine linen, and sells it; and delivers girdles to the merchant.

Proverbs 31:13,19
She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands…

1 Kings 10:28
And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price.

Ezekiel 27:16
Syria was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of the wares of thy making: they occupied in thy fairs with emeralds, purple, and broidered work, and fine linen, and coral, and agate.







Lexicon
She makes
עָ֭שְׂתָה (‘ā·śə·ṯāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

linen garments
סָדִ֣ין (sā·ḏîn)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5466: A wrapper, shirt

and sells [them];
וַתִּמְכֹּ֑ר (wat·tim·kōr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4376: To sell

she delivers
נָתְנָ֥ה (nā·ṯə·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

sashes
וַ֝חֲג֗וֹר (wa·ḥă·ḡō·wr)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2289: Belted

to the merchants.
לַֽכְּנַעֲנִֽי׃ (lak·kə·na·‘ă·nî)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3669: Canaanite -- inhabitant of Canaan
Verse 24. - SAMECH. She maketh fine linen, and selleth it. The word for "fine linen" is sadin, not the same as in ver. 22. but equivalent to σινδών, and denoting linen garments; Delitzsch calls it "body linen" (comp. Judges 14:12, 13; Isaiah 3:23). Delivereth girdles unto the merchant; literally, unto the Canaanite; i.e. the Phoenician merchant, a generic name for all traders (see Isaiah 23:8; Zechariah 14:21). Girdles were necessary articles of attire with the flowing robes of Eastern dress The common kind were made of leather, as is the use at the present day; but a more costly article was of linen curiously worked in gold and silver thread, and studded with jewels and gold (see 2 Samuel 18:11; Daniel 10:5). So Virgil (AEneid,' 9:359) speaks of "aurea bullis cingula." We read of Queen Parysatis having certain villages assigned her for girdle money, εἰς ζώνην δεδομέναι (Xen., 'Anab.,' 1:4, 9). Cicero alludes to the same custom in his Verrine oration (Proverbs 3:33): "Solere aiunt barbaros reges Persarum ac Syrorum plures uxores habere, his autem uxoribus civitates attribuere hocmodo: haec civitas mulieri iu redimiculum proebeat, haec in collum, haec in crines" (comp. Plato, 'Alcib. I.,' p. 123, B). Such rich and elaborately worked girdles the mistress could readily barter with Phoenician merchants, who would give in exchange purple (ver. 22) and other articles of use or luxury. On this passage St. Gregory thus moralizes: "What is signified by a garment of fine linen, but the subtle texture of holy preaching? In which men rest softly, because the mind of the faithful is refreshed therein by heavenly hope. Whence also the animals are shown to Peter in a linen sheet, because the souls of sinners mercifully gathered together are enclosed in the gentle quiet of faith. The Church therefore made and sold this fine garment, because she inparted in words that faith which she had woven by belief; and received from unbelievers a life of upright conversation. And she delivered a girdle to the Canaanite, because by the might of the righteousness she displayed, she constrained the lax doings of the Gentile world, in order that that might be maintained in their doings which is commanded. 'Let your loins be girded about'" ('Moral.,' 33:33). 31:10-31 This is the description of a virtuous woman of those days, but the general outlines equally suit every age and nation. She is very careful to recommend herself to her husband's esteem and affection, to know his mind, and is willing that he rule over her. 1. She can be trusted, and he will leave such a wife to manage for him. He is happy in her. And she makes it her constant business to do him good. 2. She is one that takes pains in her duties, and takes pleasure in them. She is careful to fill up time, that none be lost. She rises early. She applies herself to the business proper for her, to women's business. She does what she does, with all her power, and trifles not. 3. She makes what she does turn to good account by prudent management. Many undo themselves by buying, without considering whether they can afford it. She provides well for her house. She lays up for hereafter. 4. She looks well to the ways of her household, that she may oblige all to do their duty to God and one another, as well as to her. 5. She is intent upon giving as upon getting, and does it freely and cheerfully. 6. She is discreet and obliging; every word she says, shows she governs herself by the rules of wisdom. She not only takes prudent measures herself, but gives prudent advice to others. The law of love and kindness is written in the heart, and shows itself in the tongue. Her heart is full of another world, even when her hands are most busy about this world. 7. Above all, she fears the Lord. Beauty recommends none to God, nor is it any proof of wisdom and goodness, but it has deceived many a man who made his choice of a wife by it. But the fear of God reigning in the heart, is the beauty of the soul; it lasts for ever. 8. She has firmness to bear up under crosses and disappointments. She shall reflect with comfort when she comes to be old, that she was not idle or useless when young. She shall rejoice in a world to come. She is a great blessing to her relations. If the fruit be good, the tree must have our good word. But she leaves it to her own works to praise her. Every one ought to desire this honour that cometh from God; and according to this standard we all ought to regulate our judgments. This description let all women daily study, who desire to be truly beloved and respected, useful and honourable. This passage is to be applied to individuals, but may it not also be applied to the church of God, which is described as a virtuous spouse? God by his grace has formed from among sinful men a church of true believers, to possess all the excellences here described.
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