New International Version
She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants.
King James Bible
She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
Darby Bible Translation
And she riseth while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and the day's work to her maidens.
World English Bible
She rises also while it is yet night, gives food to her household, and portions for her servant girls.
Young's Literal Translation
Yea, she riseth while yet night, And giveth food to her household, And a portion to her damsels.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
She riseth also while it is yet night -
4. She is an economist of time; and when the nights are long, and the days short, her family not only spend a part of the evening after sunset in domestic labor, but they all arise before daylight, and prepare the day's food, that they may not have their labor interrupted. To those who are going to the fields, and to the flocks, she gives the food necessary for the day: טרף teref, prey, a term taken from hunting, the object of which was, the supplying their natural wants: hence applied to daily food. See notes on Proverbs 30:8. And to the women who are to be employed within she gives חק chok, the task - the kind of work they are to do, the materials out of which they are to form it, and the quantity she expects from each. Thus all the servants are settled: their food, work, and tasks appointed. Every thing is done orderly.
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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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The Lord answered, "Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his servants to give them their food allowance at the proper time?
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare.
She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
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