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

  • 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 :(
  • Allen
    This is my wife. I thank God for her and bless her daily. Our daughters think that they are strong, when all they are is loud. She is strong enough to help me be the man God desires.
  • 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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