Proverbs 31 :14

Proverbs 31 :14 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

She is like the merchants' ships; she brings her food from afar.

King James Version (KJV)

She is like the merchants' ships; she brings her food from afar.

American Standard Version (ASV)

She is like the merchant-ships; She bringeth her bread from afar.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

She is like the trading-ships, getting food from far away.

Webster's Revision

She is like the merchant's ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

World English Bible

She is like the merchant ships. She brings her bread from afar.

English Revised Version (ERV)

She is like the merchant-ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

Definitions for Proverbs 31 :14

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 31 :14

She is like the merchants' ships -

3. She acts like merchants. If she buy any thing for her household, she sells sufficient of her own manufactures to pay for it; if she imports, she exports: and she sends articles of her own manufacturing or produce to distant countries; she traffics with the neighboring tribes.

Barnes' Commentary on Proverbs 31 :14

The comparison points to the enlarged commerce of the Israelites consequent on their contact with the Phoenicians under David and Solomon; compare Proverbs 31:24.

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 31 :14

31:14 From afar - By the sale of her home - spun commodities she purchases the choicest goods which come from far countries.
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