Proverbs 31:28
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English Standard Version
Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:

King James Bible
Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

American Standard Version
Her children rise up, and call her blessed; Her husband also , and he praiseth her,'saying :

Douay-Rheims Bible
Her children rose up, and called her blessed: her husband, and he praised her.

English Revised Version
Her children rise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her, saying:

Webster's Bible Translation
Her children rise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

From the protecting, and at the same time ornamental clothing of the family, the poet proceeds to speak of the bed-places, and of the attire of the housewife:

22 מ She prepareth for herself pillows;

        Linen and purple is her raiment.

Regarding מרבדּים (with ב raphatum), vid., at Proverbs 7:16. Thus, pillows or mattresses (Aquila, Theodotion, περιστρώματα; Jerome, stragulatam vestem; Luther, Decke equals coverlets) to make the bed soft and to adorn it (Kimchi: ליפּות על המטות, according to which Venet. κόσμια); Symmachus designates it as ἀμφιτάπους, i.e., τάπητες (tapetae, tapetia, carpets), which are hairy (shaggy) on both sides.

(Note: Vid., Lumbroso, Recherches sur l'Economie politique de l'Egypte sous les Lagides (Turin, 1870), p. 111; des tapis de laine de premere qualit, pourpres, laineux des deux cts (ἀμφίταποι).)

Only the lxx makes out of it δισσὰς χλαίνας, lined overcoats, for it brings over שׁנים. By עשׂתה־לּהּ it is not meant that she prepares such pillows for her own bed, but that she herself (i.e., for the wants of her house) prepares them. But she also clothes herself in costly attire. שׁשׁ (an Egyptian word, not, as Heb., derived from שׁוּשׁ, cogn. ישׁשׁ, to be white) is the old name for linen, according to which the Aram. translates it by בּוּץ, the Greek by βύσσος, vid., Genesis, pp. 470, 557, to which the remark is to be added, that the linen [Byssus], according to a prevailing probability, was not a fine cotton cloth, but linen cloth. Luther translates שׁשׁ, here and elsewhere, by weisse Seide [white silk] (σηρικόν, i.e., from the land of the Σῆρες, Revelation 18:12); but the silk, is first mentioned by Ezekiel under the name of משׁי; and the ancients call the country where silk-stuff (bombycina) was woven, uniformly Assyria. ארגּמן (Aram. ארגּון, derived by Benfey, with great improbability, from the rare Sanscrit word râgavant, red-coloured; much rather from רגם equals רקם, as stuff of variegated colour) is red purple; the most valuable purple garments were brought from Tyre and Sidon.

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Proverbs 31:1 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.

1 Kings 2:19 Bathsheba therefore went to king Solomon, to speak to him for Adonijah. And the king rose up to meet her, and bowed himself to her...

Psalm 116:16 O LORD, truly I am your servant; I am your servant, and the son of your handmaid: you have loosed my bonds.

2 Timothy 1:5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in you, which dwelled first in your grandmother Lois, and your mother Eunice...

2 Timothy 3:15-17 And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures...

her husband

Songs 7:1-9 How beautiful are your feet with shoes, O prince's daughter! the joints of your thighs are like jewels...

Isaiah 62:4,5 You shall no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall your land any more be termed Desolate: but you shall be called Hephzibah...

Cross References
Proverbs 11:16
A gracious woman gets honor, and violent men get riches.

Proverbs 31:27
She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.

Proverbs 31:29
"Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all."

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