Proverbs 31:18

“She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

She perceiueth that her merchandise is good; her candle goeth not out by night.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

She senses that her gain is good; Her lamp does not go out at night.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

She perceiveth that her merchandise is profitable: Her lamp goeth not out by night.
- American Standard Version (1901)

She sees that her marketing is of profit to her: her light does not go out by night.
- Basic English Bible

She perceiveth that her earning is good; her lamp goeth not out by night.
- Darby Bible

She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
- Webster's Bible

She perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp doesn't go out by night.
- World English Bible

She hath perceived when her merchandise [is] good, Her lamp is not extinguished in the night.
- Youngs Literal Bible

She perceiveth that her merchandise is good; her lamp goeth not out by night.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 31:18


31:18 Perceiveth - She finds great comfort in her labours. Her candle - Which is not to be taken strictly, but only signifies her unwearied care and industry.


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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