Proverbs 31:22

“She maketh herselfe couerings of tapestrie; her cloathing is silke and purple.”

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Other Translations

She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing [is] silk and purple.
- King James Version

She makes coverings for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

She maketh for herself carpets of tapestry; Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
- American Standard Version (1901)

She makes for herself cushions of needlework; her clothing is fair linen and purple.
- Basic English Bible

She maketh herself coverlets; her clothing is byssus and purple.
- Darby Bible

She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
- Webster's Bible

She makes for herself carpets of tapestry. Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
- World English Bible

Ornamental coverings she hath made for herself, Silk and purple [are] her clothing.
- Youngs Literal Bible

She maketh for herself coverlets; her clothing is fine linen and purple.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 31:22

31:22 Tapestry - For the furniture of her house. Silk - Which was agreeable to her high quality.

Discussion for Proverbs 31

  • Brighton ochieng
    Jesus is coming to his poeple
  • Ivy Johnson
    As we Celebrate Mother’s Day, let us reflect on this Chapter of Proverbs? There is so much
    Truth for each Mother to Grasp? It touches so many Aspects of our Day-To-Day-Routine,
    Especially our Spiritual? We can never go through our Days without God’s Leading?
    It is highly impossible! We need Him every Second of our Lives? He wants to Bless us with
    all Spiritual Blessings: Awesome: Amen

  • Molly
    "Godliness with contentment is great gain," the Bible says. Being Godly means living according to the way of righteousness; pure, holy and upright before the Majesty on High. We cannot do that without being born by water and Spirit -- the Holy Ghost. Then, we MUST follow our new birth with being "transformed by the renewing of [our] minds" and living holy before the Lord. Come to God! He IS life!
  • Maggie
    I think it can relate to pleasing God also with your whole ❤ , and whatever it takes ,you want to make it in, that he tells you well done keeping your ❤ pure before him that men may see your works and Glorify God, Amen
  • I Am that Michael Isaac Dale
    The woman spoken of is godly wisdom: and the virtuous woman who obeys God is of a meek and quiet spirit. But again ye are naked by your words. For the women in Christ cannot say the things ye say; for God permits them not. As it is written, Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also says the law.
  • Cheryl
    This is one of my favorite passages. This is always the passage I cite when people say women should only be mothers and housewives. This passages demonstrates that women are capable of working, engaging in commerce independently and can make wise decisions that bring prosperity to the household (buying the vineyard, selling garments and so forth).

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