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Proverbs 31:14 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— She is like the merchant-ships; She bringeth her bread from afar.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— She is like merchant ships; She brings her food from afar.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— She is like the merchant's ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— She is like the merchants' ships: she bringeth her food from afar;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— She is like the ships of the merchant, from afar, she bringeth in her food;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— She hath been as ships of the merchant, From afar she bringeth in her bread.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— She is like the merchant's ship, she bringeth her bread from afar.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— She is like the merchants ships, she bringeth her food from afarre.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— She is like a ship trading from a distance: so she procures her livelihood.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
She is x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
like the merchants' 5503
{5503} Prime
סָחַר
cachar
{saw-khar'}
A primitive root; to travel round (specifically as a pedlar); intensively to palpitate.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
ships; 591
{0591} Prime
אֳנִיָּה
'oniyah
{on-ee-yaw'}
Feminine of H0590; a ship.
she bringeth 935
{0935} Prime
בּוֹא
bow'
{bo}
A primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications).
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
her food 3899
{3899} Prime
לֶחֶם
lechem
{lekh'-em}
From H3898; food (for man or beast), especially bread, or grain (for making it).
from afar. 4801
{4801} Prime
מֶרְחָק
merchaq
{mer-khawk'}
From H7368; remoteness, that is, (concretely) a distant place; often (adverbially) from afar.
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 31:10-31.


Proverbs 31:13-14

_ _ Ancient women of rank thus wrought with their hands; and such, indeed, were the customs of Western women a few centuries since. In the East also, the fabrics were articles of merchandise.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 31:10-31.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 31:14

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

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 31:24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth [it]; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
1 Kings 9:26-28 And king Solomon made a navy of ships in Eziongeber, which [is] beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red sea, in the land of Edom. ... And they came to Ophir, and fetched from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought [it] to king Solomon.
2 Chronicles 9:10 And the servants also of Huram, and the servants of Solomon, which brought gold from Ophir, brought algum trees and precious stones.
Ezekiel 27:3-36 And say unto Tyrus, O thou that art situate at the entry of the sea, [which art] a merchant of the people for many isles, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O Tyrus, thou hast said, I [am] of perfect beauty. ... The merchants among the people shall hiss at thee; thou shalt be a terror, and never [shalt be] any more.
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