Proverbs 31 :10

Proverbs 31 :10 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

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

King James Version (KJV)

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

Who can find a virtuous woman? 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.

Definitions for Proverbs 31 :10

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' Commentary on Proverbs 31 :10

See the introduction to Proverbs.

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

Wesley's Commentary 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.
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