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Proverbs 31:27 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— She looketh well to the ways of her household, And eateth not the bread of idleness.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— She looks well to the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— She surveyeth the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— She looketh well to the goings of her household, and, the bread of idleness, will she not eat.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— She [is] watching the ways of her household, And bread of sloth she eateth not.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— She hath looked well on the paths of her house, and hath not eaten her bread idle.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— She looketh well to the wayes of her housholde, and eateth not the bread of idlenesse.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The ways of her household are careful, and she eats not the bread of idleness.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
She looketh well 6822
{6822} Prime
צָפָה
tsaphah
{tsaw-faw'}
A primitive root; properly to lean forward, that is, to peer into the distance; by implication to observe, await.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
to the ways 1979
{1979} Prime
הֲלִיכָה
haliykah
{hal-ee-kaw'}
Feminine of H1978; a walking; by implication a procession or march, a caravan.
z8675
<8675> Grammar
Kethiv Reading

Where the translators of the Authorised Version followed the qere reading rather than the kethiv.
of her household, 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
and eateth 398
{0398} Prime
אָכַל
'akal
{aw-kal'}
A primitive root; to eat (literally or figuratively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
the bread 3899
{3899} Prime
לֶחֶם
lechem
{lekh'-em}
From H3898; food (for man or beast), especially bread, or grain (for making it).
of idleness. 6104
{6104} Prime
עַצְלוּת
`atsluwth
{ats-looth'}
From H6101; indolence.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 31:10-31.


Proverbs 31:27

_ _ (Compare 1 Timothy 5:14; Titus 2:5). She adds to her example a wise management of those under her control.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 31:10-31.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 31:27

Looketh well — She diligently observes the management of her domestick business, and the whole carriage of her children and servants.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Proverbs 14:1 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.
1 Thessalonians 4:11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
2 Thessalonians 3:6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.
1 Timothy 5:10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.
Titus 2:4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
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