New International Version
She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.
King James Bible
She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
Darby Bible Translation
She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
World English Bible
She seeks wool and flax, and works eagerly with her hands.
Young's Literal Translation
She hath sought wool and flax, And with delight she worketh with her hands.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
She seeketh wood and flax, and worketh willingly, etc. -
II. This is the second part of her character, giving the particulars of which it is composed.
1. She did not buy ready woven cloth: she procured the raw material, if wool, most probably from her own flocks; if flax, most probably from her own fields.
2. Here she manufactured; for she worketh willingly with her hands. And all her labor is a cheerful service; her will, her heart, is in it.
It needs no arguments to prove that women, even of the highest ranks, among the Greeks, Romans, and Israelites, worked with their hands at every kind of occupation necessary for the support of the family. This kind of employment was not peculiar to the virtuous woman in the text.
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A Sermon (No. 3236) published on Thursday, February 9th, 1911 delivered by C.H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. on Lord's Day Evening, September 20th, 1863. "Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more."--Proverbs 31:6, 7. These somewhat singular sentences were spoken by the mother of Lemuel to her son, who was probably Solomon. She had already said to him, …
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She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.
She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.
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