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

  • 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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