Proverbs 31:27

“She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

She looketh well to the wayes of her housholde, and eateth not the bread of idlenesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

She looks well to the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

She looketh well to the ways of her household, And eateth not the bread of idleness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

She gives attention to the ways of her family, she does not take her food without working for it.
- Basic English Bible

She surveyeth the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
- Darby Bible

She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
- Webster's Bible

She looks well to the ways of her household, and doesn't eat the bread of idleness.
- World English Bible

She [is] watching the ways of her household, And bread of sloth she eateth not.
- Youngs Literal Bible

She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 31:27


31:27 Looketh well - She diligently observes the management of her domestick business, and the whole carriage of her children and servants.


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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