New International Version
She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.
King James Bible
She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
Darby Bible Translation
She girdeth her loins with strength, and maketh strong her arms.
World English Bible
She arms her waist with strength, and makes her arms strong.
Young's Literal Translation
She hath girded with might her loins, And doth strengthen her arms.
Proverbs 31:17 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
She girdeth her loins with strength -
7. She takes care of her own health and strength, not only by means of useful labor, but by healthy exercise. She avoids what might enervate her body, or soften her mind - she is ever active, and girt ready for every necessary exercise. Her loins are firm, and her arms strong.
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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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1 Kings 18:46
The power of the LORD came on Elijah and, tucking his cloak into his belt, he ran ahead of Ahab all the way to Jezreel.
2 Kings 4:29
Elisha said to Gehazi, "Tuck your cloak into your belt, take my staff in your hand and run. Don't greet anyone you meet, and if anyone greets you, do not answer. Lay my staff on the boy's face."
Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.
She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.
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