Proverbs 31:17

“She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

She girdeth her loynes with strength, and strengtheneth her armes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

She girds herself with strength And makes her arms strong.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

She girdeth her loins with strength, And maketh strong her arms.
- American Standard Version (1901)

She puts a band of strength round her, and makes her arms strong.
- Basic English Bible

She girdeth her loins with strength, and maketh strong her arms.
- Darby Bible

She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
- Webster's Bible

She arms her waist with strength, and makes her arms strong.
- World English Bible

She hath girded with might her loins, And doth strengthen her arms.
- Youngs Literal Bible

She girdeth her loins with strength, and maketh strong her arms.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 31:17


31:17 Girdeth - She uses great diligence and expedition in her employment; for which end, men in those times used to gird up their long and loose garments about their loins. Strengtheneth - Puts forth her utmost strength in her business.


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. ☺
  • 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....
  • Guy
    Says it all !!
  • Barbara H. Horter
    I am 75 now, a young 75 full of the joy of all that God has provided and that joy arms me for all that comes now in the person of a very ill adult daughter who needs me physically and emotionally. I have been widowed twice and have a family of ten adult children, 23 grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren....my most comforting thought is that no matter what, God provides peace!

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