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Proverbs 31:31 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Give her of the fruit of her hands; And let her works praise her in the gates.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Give her the product of her hands, And let her works praise her in the gates.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Give her of the fruit of her own hands, and let her own works, praise her in the gates.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Give ye to her of the fruit of her hands, And her works do praise her in the gates!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Give her of the fruit of her hands: and let her works praise her in the gates.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Giue her of the fruit of her hands, and let her owne workes praise her in the gates.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Give her of the fruit of her lips; and let her husband be praised in the gates.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Give 5414
{5414} Prime
נָתַן
nathan
{naw-than'}
A primitive root; to give, used with great latitude of application (put, make, etc.).
z8798
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
her of the fruit 6529
{6529} Prime
פְּרִי
p@riy
{per-ee'}
From H6509; fruit (literally or figuratively).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
of her hands; 3027
{3027} Prime
יָד
yad
{yawd}
A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote.
and let her own works 4639
{4639} Prime
מַעֲשֶׂה
ma`aseh
{mah-as-eh'}
From H6213; an action (good or bad); generally a transaction; abstractly activity; by implication a product (specifically a poem) or (generally) property.
praise 1984
{1984} Prime
הָלַל
halal
{haw-lal'}
A primitive root; to be clear (originally of sound, but usually of color); to shine; hence to make a show; to boast; and thus to be (clamorously) foolish; to rave; causatively to celebrate; also to stultify.
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
her in the gates. 8179
{8179} Prime
שַׁעַר
sha`ar
{shah'-ar}
From H8176 in its original sense; an opening, that is, door or gate.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 31:10-31.


Proverbs 31:31

_ _ The result of her labor is her best eulogy. Nothing can add to the simple beauty of this admirable portrait. On the measure of its realization in the daughters of our own day rest untold results, in the domestic, and, therefore, the civil and religious, welfare of the people.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 31:10-31.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 31:31

Give her — It is but just, that she should enjoy those praises which her labours deserve. Let her works — If men be silent, the lasting effects of her prudence and diligence will trumpet forth her praises. In the gates — In the most publick and solemn assemblies.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 31:31

Give (p) her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the (q) gates.

(p) Confess her diligent labours, and commend her therefore.

(q) Forasmuch as the most honourable are clad in the apparel that she made.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
of the:

Proverbs 31:16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous [is] a tree of life; and he that winneth souls [is] wise.
Psalms 128:2 For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy [shalt] thou [be], and [it shall be] well with thee.
Matthew 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Matthew 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Romans 6:21-22 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things [is] death. ... But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
Philippians 4:17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

and let:

Mark 14:7-9 For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always. ... Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, [this] also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.
Acts 9:39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.
Romans 16:1-4 I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea: ... Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.
Romans 16:6 Greet Mary, who bestowed much labour on us.
Romans 16:12 Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour in the Lord. Salute the beloved Persis, which laboured much in the Lord.
1 Timothy 5:25 Likewise also the good works [of some] are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.
Hebrews 6:10 For God [is] not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
Revelation 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed [are] the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.
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Ps 128:2. Pv 11:30; 31:16. Mt 7:16, 20. Mk 14:7. Ac 9:39. Ro 6:21; 16:1, 6, 12. Php 4:17. 1Ti 5:25. He 6:10. Rv 14:13.

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