Proverbs 31:25
New International Version
She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.

New Living Translation
She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.

English Standard Version
Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.

Berean Study Bible
Strength and honor are her clothing, and she can laugh at the days to come.

New American Standard Bible
Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future.

King James Bible
Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

Christian Standard Bible
Strength and honor are her clothing, and she can laugh at the time to come.

Contemporary English Version
She is strong and graceful, as well as cheerful about the future.

Good News Translation
She is strong and respected and not afraid of the future.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Strength and honor are her clothing, and she can laugh at the time to come.

International Standard Version
Strength and dignity are her garments; she smiles about the future.

NET Bible
She is clothed with strength and honor, and she can laugh at the time to come.

New Heart English Bible
Strength and dignity are her clothing. She laughs at the time to come.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Strength and excellence are her clothing and she will rejoice in the last day.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
She dresses with strength and nobility, and she smiles at the future.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Strength and dignity are her clothing; And she laugheth at the time to come.

New American Standard 1977
Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ain Strength and glory is her clothing, and she shall laugh in the last day.

King James 2000 Bible
Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

American King James Version
Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

American Standard Version
Strength and dignity are her clothing; And she laugheth at the time to come.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
She puts on strength and honour; and rejoices in the last days.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Strength and beauty are her clothing, and she shall laugh in the latter day.

Darby Bible Translation
Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laugheth [at] the coming day.

English Revised Version
Strength and dignity are her clothing; and she laugheth at the time to come.

Webster's Bible Translation
Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

World English Bible
Strength and dignity are her clothing. She laughs at the time to come.

Young's Literal Translation
Strength and honour are her clothing, And she rejoiceth at a latter day.
Study Bible
The Virtues of a Noble Woman
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. 26She opens her mouth with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.…
Cross References
1 Timothy 2:9
Likewise, I want the women to adorn themselves with respectable apparel, with modesty, and with self-control, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,

1 Timothy 2:10
but with good deeds, as is proper for women who profess to worship God.

Treasury of Scripture

Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

strength

Job 29:14
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.

Job 40:10
Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty.

Psalm 132:9,16
Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy…

and

Psalm 97:11,12
Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart…

Isaiah 65:13,14
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed: …

Matthew 25:20,21
And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more…







Lexicon
Strength
עֹז־ (‘ōz-)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5797: Strength, might

and honor
וְהָדָ֥ר (wə·hā·ḏār)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1926: Magnificence, ornament, splendor

are her clothing,
לְבוּשָׁ֑הּ (lə·ḇū·šāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3830: A garment, clothing, raiment

and she can laugh
וַ֝תִּשְׂחַ֗ק (wat·tiś·ḥaq)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7832: To laugh, to play

at the days
לְי֣וֹם (lə·yō·wm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

to come.
אַחֲרֽוֹן׃ (’a·ḥă·rō·wn)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 314: Hinder, late, last, western
(25) Strength and honour are her clothing.--She never parts with them; they serve her, like clothing, for protection and ornament. (Comp. Psalm 104:1.)

And she shall rejoice in time to come.--Rather, smiles at the coming day; does not fear the future.

Verse 25. - AYIN. Strength and honour are her clothing (ver. 17); ἰσχὺν καὶ εὐπρέπειαν, Septuagint. She is invested with a moral force and dignity which arm her against care and worry; the power of a righteous purpose and strong will reveals itself in her carriage and demeanour. And thus equipped, she shall rejoice in time to come; or, she laugheth (Job 5:22; Job 39:7) at the future (Isaiah 30:8). She is not disquieted by any fear of what may happen, knowing in whom she trusts, and having done her duty to the utmost of her ability. The Greek and Latin versions seem to take the expression as referring to the day of death; thus the Vulgate, Ridebit in die novissimo; Septuagint, "She rejoices in the last days (ἐν ἡμέραις ἐσχάταις)." But it is best interpreted as above. The true servant of God is not afraid of any evil tidings, his heart being fixed, trusting in the Lord (Psalm 112:7). 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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