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

  • 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. ☺
  • Brittany Odle
    I want to be a proverbs 31 please pray for my mind :(
  • 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.
  • Pazell
    This has always been one of my favorite chapters in the bible. It has good teachings mostly for women. I love it!!!!
  • Robert Bates
    Great for women to stride to be in life...men can take a note from there as well....

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