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

  • Pazell
    This has always been one of my favorite chapters in the bible. It has good teachings mostly for women. I love it!!!!
  • Mary
    A woman to emulate. Epitome of godliness in character and will.
  • BSP
    These are wise words of wisdom of what a man should look for in a godly woman.
  • Anne
    Words of wisdom taught by a mother to her son. Mothers are important to bringing up children in the fear and admonition of the Lord.
  • Robert Bates
    Great for women to stride to be in life...men can take a note from there as well....
  • Guy
    Says it all !!

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