Proverbs 31:14

“She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

She is like the merchants ships, she bringeth her food from afarre.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

She is like merchant ships; She brings her food from afar.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

She is like the merchant-ships; She bringeth her bread from afar.
- American Standard Version (1901)

She is like the trading-ships, getting food from far away.
- Basic English Bible

She is like the merchants' ships: she bringeth her food from afar;
- Darby Bible

She is like the merchant's ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
- Webster's Bible

She is like the merchant ships. She brings her bread from afar.
- World English Bible

She hath been as ships of the merchant, From afar she bringeth in her bread.
- Youngs Literal Bible

She is like the merchant-ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 31:14

31:14 From afar - By the sale of her home - spun commodities she purchases the choicest goods which come from far countries.

Discussion for Proverbs 31

  • Renee Allen
    Yes this is a wonderful scripture. I was married 2xs trying to be that virtuous woman. But neither one of my husbands wanted to be a GODLY man. Instead they wanted to be my GOD. Believe me i tried to make it work. But the abuse wasn't worth it! I have 3 beautiful grown children and 7 grandchildren. I also have King Jesus the best man a woman can have.GOD has been good. Still no husband Im great.
  • Rone
    This Proverb has so much to offer young women and men and these are the things that were ttaught once upon a time in church by the older women to the young womten. No one seems to have the love and show csre for tge young generation. This is the type of teaching that is missing from the church today. I was once the type of proverb wife and was physicalyl abused, I took my sons away from that.
  • Pazell
    This has always been one of my favorite chapters in the bible. It has good teachings mostly for women. I love it!!!!
  • Robert Bates
    Great for women to stride to be in can take a note from there as well....
  • Guy
    Says it all !!
  • Barbara H. Horter
    I am 75 now, a young 75 full of the joy of all that God has provided and that joy arms me for all that comes now in the person of a very ill adult daughter who needs me physically and emotionally. I have been widowed twice and have a family of ten adult children, 23 grandchildren and sixteen great most comforting thought is that no matter what, God provides peace!

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