Proverbs 31:18
Parallel Verses
King James Version
She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

Darby Bible Translation
She perceiveth that her earning is good; her lamp goeth not out by night.

World English Bible
She perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp doesn't go out by night.

Young's Literal Translation
She hath perceived when her merchandise is good, Her lamp is not extinguished in the night.

Proverbs 31:18 Parallel
King James Translators' Notes

She...: Heb. She tasteth

Geneva Study Bible

She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.Proverbs 31:18 Parallel Commentaries

Of the Practice of Piety in Fasting.
There are divers kinds of fasting--First, A constrained fast, as when men either have not food to eat, as in the famine of Samaria (2 Kings vi. 25;) or, having food, cannot eat it for heaviness or sickness, as it befel them who were in the ship with St. Paul (Acts xxvii. 33.) This is rather famine than fasting. Secondly, A natural fast, which we undertake physically, for the health of our body. Thirdly, A civil fast, which the magistrate enjoins for the better maintenance of the commonwealth. Fourthly,
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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