New American Standard Bible
An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels.
King James Bible
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
Darby Bible Translation
Who can find a woman of worth? for her price is far above rubies.
World English Bible
Who can find a worthy woman? For her price is far above rubies.
Young's Literal Translation
A woman of worth who doth find? Yea, far above rubies is her price.
Proverbs 31:10 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
See the introduction to Proverbs.
Rubies - Better, pearls. See the Proverbs 3:15 note.
LibraryOf 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
"Now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you whatever you ask, for all my people in the city know that you are a woman of excellence.
1 Samuel 25:3
(now the man's name was Nabal, and his wife's name was Abigail. And the woman was intelligent and beautiful in appearance, but the man was harsh and evil in his dealings, and he was a Calebite),
"Coral and crystal are not to be mentioned; And the acquisition of wisdom is above that of pearls.
"For wisdom is better than jewels; And all desirable things cannot compare with her.
An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones.
The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish tears it down with her own hands.
He who finds a wife finds a good thing And obtains favor from the LORD.
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