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.


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