Proverbs 31:19

“She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

She layeth her handes to the spindle, and her handes hold the distaffe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

She stretches out her hands to the distaff, And her hands grasp the spindle.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

She layeth her hands to the distaff, And her hands hold the spindle.
- American Standard Version (1901)

She puts her hands to the cloth-working rod, and her fingers take the wheel.
- Basic English Bible

She putteth her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle.
- Darby Bible

She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
- Webster's Bible

She lays her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle.
- World English Bible

Her hands she hath sent forth on a spindle, And her hands have held a distaff.
- Youngs Literal Bible

She layeth her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 31:19


31:19 She layeth - By her own example she provokes her servants to labour. And although in these latter and more delicate times, such mean employments are grown out of fashion among great persons, yet they were not so in former ages, neither in other countries, nor in this land; whence all women unmarried unto this day are called in the language of our law, Spinsters.


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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