Proverbs 31:31
New International Version
Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

New Living Translation
Reward her for all she has done. Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.

English Standard Version
Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.

Berean Study Bible
Give her the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her at the gates.

New American Standard Bible
Give her the product of her hands, And let her works praise her in the gates.

King James Bible
Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

Christian Standard Bible
Give her the reward of her labor, and let her works praise her at the city gates.

Contemporary English Version
Show her respect--praise her in public for what she has done.

Good News Translation
Give her credit for all she does. She deserves the respect of everyone.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Give her the reward of her labor, and let her works praise her at the city gates.

International Standard Version
Reward her for her work— let her actions result in public praise.

NET Bible
Give her credit for what she has accomplished, and let her works praise her in the city gates.

New Heart English Bible
Give her of the fruit of her hands. Let her works praise her in the gates.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Give her of the fruit of her hands, and her deeds will praise her in the gate.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Reward her for what she has done, and let her achievements praise her at the city gates. God's Word-Proverbs-12

JPS Tanakh 1917
Give her of the fruit of her hands; And let her works praise her in the gates.

New American Standard 1977
Give her the product of her hands, And let her works praise her in the gates.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Tau Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates.

King James 2000 Bible
Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

American King James Version
Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

American Standard Version
Give her of the fruit of her hands; And let her works praise her in the gates.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Give her of the fruit of her lips; and let her husband be praised in the gates.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Give her of the fruit of her hands: and let her works praise her in the gates.

Darby Bible Translation
Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates.

English Revised Version
Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her works praise her in the gates.

Webster's Bible Translation
Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

World English Bible
Give her of the fruit of her hands! Let her works praise her in the gates!

Young's Literal Translation
Give ye to her of the fruit of her hands, And her works do praise her in the gates!
Study Bible
The Virtues of a Noble Woman
30Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. 31Give her the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her at the gates.
Cross References
Proverbs 31:30
Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

Ecclesiastes 1:1
The words of the Teacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem:

Treasury of Scripture

Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

of the

Proverbs 31:16
She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

Proverbs 11:30
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

Psalm 128:2
For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.

and let

Mark 14:7-9
For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always…

Acts 9:39
Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.

Romans 16:1-4,6,12
I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea: …







Lexicon
Give
תְּנוּ־ (tə·nū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

her
לָ֭הּ (lāh)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew

the fruit
מִפְּרִ֣י (mip·pə·rî)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6529: Fruit

of her hands,
יָדֶ֑יהָ (yā·ḏe·hā)
Noun - fdc | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

and let her works
מַעֲשֶֽׂיהָ׃ (ma·‘ă·śe·hā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4639: An action, a transaction, activity, a product, property

praise her
וִֽיהַלְל֖וּהָ (wî·hal·lū·hā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1984: To shine

at the gates.
בַשְּׁעָרִ֣ים (ḇaš·šə·‘ā·rîm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8179: An opening, door, gate
(31) Give her of the fruit of her hands--i.e., honour her for her noble life, "and let her own works praise her in the gates;" let them be recounted when men meet together; the mere mention of them will be sufficient, as no words could add anything to her praise.

Verse 31. - TAV. Give her of the fruit of her hands. So may she enjoy the various blessings which her zeal, prudence, and economy have obtained. Psalm 128:2, "Thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands; happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee." Septuagint, "Give her of the fruit of her lips." And let her own works praise her in the gates. She needs no farfetched laudation; her life long actions speak for themselves. Where men most congregate, where the heads of the people meet in solemn assembly, there her praise is sung, and a unanimous verdict assigns to her the highest honour. Septuagint, "Let her husband be praised in the gates." This frequent introduction of the husband is cuprous. St. Gregory thus spiritualizes the passage: "As the entrance of a city is called the gate, so is the day of judgment the gate of the kingdom, since all the elect go in thereby to the glory of their heavenly country.... Of these gates Solomon says, 'Give her of the fruit of her hands, and her own works shall praise her in the gates.' For holy Church then receives of 'the fruit of her hands,' when the recompensing of her labour raises her up to the possession of heavenly blessings; for her 'works then praise her in the gates,' when in the very entrance to his kingdom the words are spoken to his members, 'I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat,' etc." ('Moral.,' 6:9).



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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