Proverbs 31:16

“She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her handes she planteth a Uineyard.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

She considers a field and buys it; From her earnings she plants a vineyard.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

She considereth a field, and buyeth it; With the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
- American Standard Version (1901)

After looking at a field with care, she gets it for a price, planting a vine-garden with the profit of her work.
- Basic English Bible

She considereth a field, and acquireth it; of the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
- Darby Bible

She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
- Webster's Bible

She considers a field, and buys it. With the fruit of her hands, she plants a vineyard.
- World English Bible

She hath considered a field, and taketh it, From the fruit of her hands she hath planted a vineyard.
- Youngs Literal Bible

She considereth a field, and buyeth it; with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 31:16


31:16 Considereth - Whether it be fit for her use. The fruit - With the effects of her diligence. Planteth - She improves the land to the best advantage.


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.
  • 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.
  • Pazell
    This has always been one of my favorite chapters in the bible. It has good teachings mostly for women. I love it!!!!

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