Proverbs 31:21
New International Version
When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet.

New Living Translation
She has no fear of winter for her household, for everyone has warm clothes.

English Standard Version
She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her household are clothed in scarlet.

Berean Study Bible
When it snows, she has no fear for her household, for they are all clothed in scarlet.

King James Bible
She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

New King James Version
She is not afraid of snow for her household, For all her household is clothed with scarlet.

New American Standard Bible
She is not afraid of the snow for her household, For all her household are clothed with scarlet.

NASB 1995
She is not afraid of the snow for her household, For all her household are clothed with scarlet.

NASB 1977
She is not afraid of the snow for her household, For all her household are clothed with scarlet.

Amplified Bible
She does not fear the snow for her household, For all in her household are clothed in [expensive] scarlet [wool].

Christian Standard Bible
She is not afraid for her household when it snows, for all in her household are doubly clothed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
She is not afraid for her household when it snows, for all in her household are doubly clothed.

American Standard Version
She is not afraid of the snow for her household; For all her household are clothed with scarlet.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The children in her house have not been afraid of the snow, because all of them wear scarlet.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Her husband is not anxious about those at home when he tarries anywhere abroad: for all her household are clothed.

Contemporary English Version
Her family has warm clothing, and so she doesn't worry when it snows.

Douay-Rheims Bible
She shall not fear for her house in the cold of snow: for dl her domestics are clothed with double garments.

English Revised Version
She is not afraid of the snow for her household; for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

Good News Translation
She doesn't worry when it snows, because her family has warm clothing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
She does not fear for her family when it snows because her whole family has a double layer of clothing.

International Standard Version
She is unafraid of winter's effect on her household, because all of them are warmly clothed.

JPS Tanakh 1917
She is not afraid of the snow for her household; For all her household are clothed with scarlet.

Literal Standard Version
She is not afraid of her household from snow, "" For all her household are clothed [with] scarlet.

NET Bible
She is not afraid of the snow for her household, for all of her household are clothed with scarlet.

New Heart English Bible
She is not afraid of the snow for her household; for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

World English Bible
She is not afraid of the snow for her household; for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

Young's Literal Translation
She is not afraid of her household from snow, For all her household are clothed with scarlet.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Virtues of a Noble Woman
20She opens her arms to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy. 21When it snows, she has no fear for her household, for they are all clothed in scarlet. 22She makes coverings for her bed; her clothing is fine linen and purple.…

Cross References
2 Samuel 1:24
O daughters of Israel, weep for Saul, who clothed you in scarlet and luxury, who decked your garments with ornaments of gold.

Proverbs 31:22
She makes coverings for her bed; her clothing is fine linen and purple.


Treasury of Scripture

She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

afraid

Proverbs 25:20
As he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to an heavy heart.

scarlet

Genesis 45:22
To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes of raiment.









(21) She is not afraid of the snow.--Not uncommon in winter-time in Palestine and the neighbouring countries. (Comp. 2Samuel 23:20; Psalm 147:16.)

All her household are clothed with scarlet, which by its very colour suggests warmth and comfort.

Verse 21. - LAMED. She is not afraid of the snow for her household. "Show," says Dr. Geikie ('Holy Land,' 2:58), "covers the streets of Jerusalem two winters in three, but it generally comes in small quantities, and soon disappears. Yet there are sometimes very snowy winters. That of 1879, for example, left behind it seventeen inches of snow, even where there was no drift, and the strange spectacle of snow lying unmelted for two or three weeks was seen in the hollows on the hillsides. Thousands of years have wrought no change in this aspect of the winter months, for Bennaiah, one of David's mighty men, 'slew a lion in the midst of a pit in the time of snow' (2 Samuel 23:20)." She has no fears concerning the comfort and health of her family even in the severest winter. For all her household are clothed with scarlet; with warm garments. The word used is שָׁנִים (shanim), derived from a verb meaning "to shine," and denoting a crimson or deep scarlet colour. This colour was supposed, and rightly, to absorb and retain heat, as white to repel it; being made of wool, the garments would be warm as well as stately in appearance. St. Jerome has duplicibus (shenaim), "with double garments," i.e. with one over the other. Warm garments were the more necessary as the only means of heating rooms was the introduction of portable chafing dishes containing bunting charcoal (see Jeremiah 36:22, etc). The Septuagint has taken liberties with the text, "Her husband is not anxious concerning domestic matters when he tarries anywhere [χρονίζη for which Delitzsch suggests χιονίζ], for all her household are well clothed." Spiritually, the Church fears not the severity of temptation or the chill of unbelief, when her children take refuge in the blood of Christ.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When it snows,
מִשָּׁ֑לֶג (miš·šā·leḡ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7950: Snow

she is not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

afraid
תִירָ֣א (ṯî·rā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

for her household;
לְבֵיתָ֣הּ (lə·ḇê·ṯāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 1004: A house

for
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

[they are] all
כָל־ (ḵāl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

clothed
לָבֻ֥שׁ (lā·ḇuš)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's 3847: Wrap around, to put on a, garment, clothe

in scarlet.
שָׁנִֽים׃ (šā·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8144: Crimson, the insect, its color, stuff dyed with it


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