Proverbs 31:22
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English Standard Version
She makes bed coverings for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
She hath made for herself clothing of tapestry: fine linen, and purple is her covering.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

Proverbs 31:22 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

This industry - a pattern for the whole house - this punctuality in the management of household matters, secures to her success in the extension of her household wealth:

16 ז She seeketh a field and getteth possession of it;

       Of the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

The field which she considereth, towards which her wish and her effort are directed, is perhaps not one beyond those which she already possesses, but one which has hitherto been wanting to her family; for the poet has, after Proverbs 31:23, an inhabitant of a town in his eye, - a woman whose husband is not a landlord, but has a business in the city. The perf. זממה precedes and gives circumstantiality to the chief factum expressed by ותּקּחה. Regarding זמם, vid., Proverbs 21:27. "לקח is the general expression for purchasing, as נתן, 24b, for selling. Thus the Aram. and Arab. אחד, while, (Arab.) akhadh w'ṭa, Turk. alisch werisch (from elmeḳ, to take, and wirmek, to give - viz. ṣâtun, in the way of selling; Lat. venum), post-bibl. משּׂא וּמתּן or מקּח וּממכּר, denotes giving and taking equals business in general" (Fleischer). In 16b the Chethı̂b is, with Ewald and Bertheau, to be read נטע, and, with Hitzig, to be made dependent on ותקחה, as parallel obj.: "of her hands' fruit (she gaineth) a planting of vines." But a planting of vines would be expressed by מטּע כרם (Micah 1:6); and the Kerı̂ נטעה is more acceptable. The perf., as a fundamental verbal form, is here the expression of the abstract present: she plants a vineyard, for she purchases vines from the profit of her industry (Isaiah 7:23, cf. Proverbs 5:2).

Proverbs 31:22 Parallel Commentaries

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coverings

Proverbs 7:16 I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.

clothing

Genesis 41:42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it on Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in clothing of fine linen...

Esther 5:1 Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king's house...

Esther 8:15 And Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in royal apparel of blue and white, and with a great crown of gold...

Psalm 45:13,14 The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of worked gold...

Ezekiel 16:10-13 I clothed you also with broidered work, and shod you with badgers' skin, and I girded you about with fine linen...

1 Peter 3:3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;

silk

Exodus 39:27 And they made coats of fine linen of woven work for Aaron, and for his sons,

Cross References
Luke 16:19
"There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.

Revelation 19:8
it was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure"-- for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.

Revelation 19:14
And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses.

Genesis 41:42
Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his hand and put it on Joseph's hand, and clothed him in garments of fine linen and put a gold chain about his neck.

Judges 8:26
And the weight of the golden earrings that he requested was 1,700 shekels of gold, besides the crescent ornaments and the pendants and the purple garments worn by the kings of Midian, and besides the collars that were around the necks of their camels.

Proverbs 7:16
I have spread my couch with coverings, colored linens from Egyptian linen;

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