Proverbs 31:24
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English Standard Version
She makes linen garments and sells them; she delivers sashes to the merchant.

King James Bible
She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

American Standard Version
She maketh linen garments and selleth them, And delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

Douay-Rheims Bible
She made fine linen, and sold it, end delivered a girdle to the Chanaanite.

English Revised Version
She maketh linen garments and selleth them; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

Webster's Bible Translation
She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles to the merchant.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

18 ט She perceiveth that her gain is good;

        And her light goeth not out at night.

The perf. and fut. are related to each other as antecedent and consequent, so that 18a can also be rendered as an hypothetical antecedent. She comes to find (taste) how profitable her industry is by the experience resulting from the sale of its product: the corn, the grapes, and the wine are found to be good, and thus her gain (cf. Proverbs 3:14) is better, this opened new source of nourishment productive.

This spurs on her active industry to redoubled effort, and at times, when she is not fully occupied by the oversight of her fields and vineyard, she has another employment over which her light goes not out till far in the night. בּלּילה is, as at Lamentations 2:19, a needless Kerı̂ for the poetic בּלּיל (Isaiah 16:3). What other business it is to which she gives attention till in the night, is mentioned in the next verse.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 31:13,19 She seeks wool, and flax, and works willingly with her hands...

1 Kings 10:28 And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price.

Ezekiel 27:16 Syria was your merchant by reason of the multitude of the wares of your making: they occupied in your fairs with emeralds, purple...

Luke 16:19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:

Cross References
Judges 14:12
And Samson said to them, "Let me now put a riddle to you. If you can tell me what it is, within the seven days of the feast, and find it out, then I will give you thirty linen garments and thirty changes of clothes,

Proverbs 31:25
Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.

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