Proverbs 31:13

“She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

She seeketh wooll and flaxe, and worketh willingly with her hands.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

She looks for wool and flax And works with her hands in delight.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

She seeketh wool and flax, And worketh willingly with her hands.
- American Standard Version (1901)

She gets wool and linen, working at the business of her hands.
- Basic English Bible

She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
- Darby Bible

She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
- Webster's Bible

She seeks wool and flax, and works eagerly with her hands.
- World English Bible

She hath sought wool and flax, And with delight she worketh [with] her hands.
- Youngs Literal Bible

She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 31:13


31:13 Flax - That she may find employment for her servants. Worketh - She encourages them to work by her example; which was a common practice among princesses in those first ages. Not that it is the duty of kings and queens to use manual operations, but it is the duty of all persons, the greatest not excepted, to improve all their talents, and particularly their time, which is one of the noblest of them, to the service of that God to whom they must give an account, and to the good of that community to which they are related.


Discussion for Proverbs 31

  • BSP
    Verse 10: A godly woman with precious qualities is a woman who is viewed as valuable and precious to Jehovah God.
  • BSP
    The first 2 qualities mentioned in this verse are superficial and can change over time. A woman who truly fears God though will develop beautiful and long lasting qualities that will be cherished.
  • Regina parks
    Praying I get back to this place....
  • Roderick Simmons
    Who can find a virtuous woman? The virtuous woman can be found when GOD has prepared and sent both to glorify HIS example of marriage.
  • Chrystol
    Who can find a virtuous women? Do they still exist? I pray that when my son is old enough she will be found! He's 15, raised in the church, have a positive attitude, good group of friends, honor roll student, Loves the Lord Jesus Christ. I know I'm a virtuous women. My husband is a minister, along with Christ in our lives the foundation is already set. Have a Blessed Day All of You. ☺
  • 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.

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