New International Version
She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
King James Bible
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
Darby Bible Translation
She surveyeth the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
World English Bible
She looks well to the ways of her household, and doesn't eat the bread of idleness.
Young's Literal Translation
She is watching the ways of her household, And bread of sloth she eateth not.
Proverbs 31:27 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
She looketh well to the ways of her household -
18. She is a moral manager: she takes care that all shall behave themselves well; that none of them shall keep bad company or contract vicious habits. A religious industry, or an industrious religion, is the law of her house. She can instruct them in religion, as well as she can teach them in their labor. In her house, diligence in business, and fervency of spirit, serving the Lord, go hand in hand.
And eateth not the bread of idleness -
19. She knows that idleness leads to vice; and therefore every one has his work, and every one has his proper food. That they may work well, they are fed well; and every one, at least, earns the bread that he eats - eateth not the bread of idleness.
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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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Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless go hungry.
Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
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