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Proverbs 31:14

    Proverbs 31:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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-ships; She bringeth her bread 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.

    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' Notes 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 Notes 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.