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Proverbs 31:22

    Proverbs 31:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    She makes herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    She maketh for herself carpets of tapestry; Her clothing is fine linen and purple.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    She makes for herself cushions of needlework; her clothing is fair linen and purple.

    Webster's Revision

    She maketh for herself carpets of tapestry; Her clothing is fine linen and purple.

    World English Bible

    She makes for herself carpets of tapestry. Her clothing is fine linen and purple.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    She maketh for herself carpets of tapestry; her clothing is fine linen and purple.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 31:22

    She maketh herself coverings of tapestry -

    13. She is not regardless either of her own person, or of the decent, proper appearance of her presses and wardrobe. She has coverings or carpeting for her guests to sit upon; she has also tapestry, מרבדים marbaddim, either tapestry, carpeting, or quilted work for her beds; and her own clothing is שש shesh, fine flax, or linen cloth, and purple; probably for a cloak or mantle. The fine linen or cotton cloth of Egypt is probably intended. I have often seen it wrapping the bodies of mummies; it is something like our coarse calico. The purple was supposed to have been dyed by a precious liquor obtained from the pinna magna, a large shellfish, of the muscle kind, found on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. I have seen some of them nearly two feet in length. But it is a doubt whether any such liquor was ever obtained from this or any other fish; and the story itself is invented merely to hide the secret, the proper method of dying purple; which was kept so well that it certainly died with the ancients.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 31:22

    Silk - Better, fine linen, the byssus of Egypt.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 31:22

    31:22 Tapestry - For the furniture of her house. Silk - Which was agreeable to her high quality.