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Proverbs 31:16

    Proverbs 31:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    She considers a field, and buys it: with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    She considereth a field, and buyeth it; With the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    After looking at a field with care, she gets it for a price, planting a vine-garden with the profit of her work.

    Webster's Revision

    She considereth a field, and buyeth it; With the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

    World English Bible

    She considers a field, and buys it. With the fruit of her hands, she plants a vineyard.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 31:16

    She considereth a field and buyeth it -

    5. She provides for the growing wants of her family. More land will shortly be needed, for the family is growing up; and having seen a field contiguous to her own, which was on sale, she estimates its worth, and purchases it a good bargain; and she pays for it by the fruit of her own industry.

    6. She does not restrict herself to the bare necessaries of life; she is able to procure some of its comforts. She plants a vineyard, that she may have wine for a beverage, for medicine, and for sacrifice. This also is procured of her own labor. Whatever goes out brings its worth in; and barter, not buying, is her chief mode of traffic.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 31:16

    The verse points to a large sphere of feminine activity, strikingly in contrast with the degradation to which woman in the East has now fallen.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 31:16

    31:16 Considereth - Whether it be fit for her use. The fruit - With the effects of her diligence. Planteth - She improves the land to the best advantage.