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

  • Robert Bates
    Great for women to stride to be in life...men 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 grandchildren....my most comforting thought is that no matter what, God provides peace!
  • Gregory
    Guidelines for a GODLY WIFE
  • Marie
    Whenever I am feeling guilty about leaving an abusive man after several decades' of marriage (his last alcohol-fueled rage sealed the deal) and I read this Proverb, I am comforted. Despite my flaws, I was those things, I did those things for my ex husband. And I am comforted. My children love me. He is with his other woman. I am recovering health day by day. Praise God.
  • Carolyn
    Reading this chapter speaks the words of the woman i pray the Holy Spirit will create in me. I thank God for His word.

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