( Proverbs 31:10-20) The Portrait of a Virteous Woman – Part 1)

By GL Jones

A comparison of the King James and the New Life Translation Versions of Proverbs 31.

The Portrait of a Virtuous Woman  (Proverbs 31: 10-20) KJV:

10- Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

11- The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.

12- She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

13- She  seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

14- She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

15- She  riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

16- She  considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

17- She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

18- She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

19- She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

20- She  stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.



A Noble Wife (Proverbs 31: 10-20) NLT:

10- Who can find a virtuous and capable wife?She is more precious than rubies.

11- Her husband can trust her,and she will greatly enrich his life.

12- She brings him good, not harm,all the days of her life.

13- She finds wool and flaxand busily spins it.

14- She is like a merchant’s ship,bringing her food from afar.

15- She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her householdand plan the day’s work for her servant girls.

16- She goes to inspect a field and buys it;with her earnings she plants a vineyard.

17- She is energetic and strong,a hard worker.

18- She makes sure her dealings are profitable;her lamp burns late into the night.

19- Her hands are busy spinning thread,her fingers twisting fiber.

20- She extends a helping hand to the poorand opens her arms to the needy.



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