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Proverbs 31:10

    Proverbs 31:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    A worthy woman who can find? For her price is far above rubies.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Who may make discovery of a woman of virtue? For her price is much higher than jewels.

    Webster's Revision

    A worthy woman who can find? For her price is far above rubies.

    World English Bible

    Who can find a worthy woman? For her price is far above rubies.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A virtuous woman who can find? for her price is far above rubies.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 31:10

    Who can find a virtuous woman? - This and the following verses are acrostic, each beginning with a consecutive letter of the Hebrew alphabet: Proverbs 31:10, א aleph; Proverbs 31:11, ב beth; Proverbs 31:12, ג gimel; and so on to the end of the chapter, the last verse of which has the letter ת tau. From this to the end of the chapter we have the character of a woman of genuine worth laid down; first, in general, Proverbs 31:10-12; secondly, in its particular or component parts, verses 13-29; and, thirdly, the summing up of the character, Proverbs 31:30, Proverbs 31:31.

    I. Her general character.

    1. She is a virtuous wo man - a woman of power and strength. אשת חיל esheth chayil, a strong or virtuous wife, full of mental energy.

    2. She is invaluable; her price is far above rubies - no quantity of precious stones can be equal to her worth.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 31:10

    See the introduction to Proverbs.

    Rubies - Better, pearls. See the Proverbs 3:15 note.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 31:10

    31:10 A virtuous woman - Here he lays down several qualifications of an excellent wife, which are delivered in alphabetical order, each verse beginning with a several letter of the Hebrew alphabet.