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. ☺
  • 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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