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Proverbs 31:15

    Proverbs 31:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    She rises also while it is yet night, and gives meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    She riseth also while it is yet night, And giveth food to her household, And their task to her maidens.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    She gets up while it is still night, and gives meat to her family, and their food to her servant-girls.

    Webster's Revision

    She riseth also while it is yet night, And giveth food to her household, And their task to her maidens.

    World English Bible

    She rises also while it is yet night, gives food to her household, and portions for her servant girls.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and their task to her maidens.

    Definitions for Proverbs 31:15

    Meat - Food.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 31:15

    She riseth also while it is yet night -

    4. She is an economist of time; and when the nights are long, and the days short, her family not only spend a part of the evening after sunset in domestic labor, but they all arise before daylight, and prepare the day's food, that they may not have their labor interrupted. To those who are going to the fields, and to the flocks, she gives the food necessary for the day: טרף teref, prey, a term taken from hunting, the object of which was, the supplying their natural wants: hence applied to daily food. See notes on Proverbs 30:8. And to the women who are to be employed within she gives חק chok, the task - the kind of work they are to do, the materials out of which they are to form it, and the quantity she expects from each. Thus all the servants are settled: their food, work, and tasks appointed. Every thing is done orderly.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 31:15

    A portion to her maidens - The daily task assigned to each at the same time as the daily food. Compare Proverbs 30:8; Exodus 5:14.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 31:15

    31:15 Giveth - Distributes all necessary provisions.