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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Proverbs 31:22


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    King James Bible - Proverbs 31:22

    She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

    World English Bible

    She makes for herself carpets of tapestry. Her
    clothing is fine linen and purple.

    Douay-Rheims - Proverbs 31:22

    She hath made for herself
    clothing of tapestry: fine linen, and purple is her covering.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her
    clothing is silk and purple.

    Original Hebrew

    מרבדים
    4765 עשׂתה 6213 לה  שׁשׁ 8336  וארגמן 713 לבושׁה׃ 3830

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    VERSE (22) -
    Pr 7:16

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 31:22

    Mem Ella se hizo tapices; de lino fino y púrpura es su vestido.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Proverbs 31:22

    Verse 22. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry] 13. She is not regardless either of her own person, or of the decent, proper
    appearance of her presses and wardrobe. She has coverings or carpeting for her guests to sit upon; she has also tapestry, µydbrm marbaddim, either tapestry, carpeting, or quilted work for her beds; and her own clothing is ŤŤ shesh, flne flax, or linen cloth, and purple; probably for a cloak or mantle. The fine linen or cotton cloth of Egypt is probably intended. I have often seen it wrapping the bodies of mummies; it is something like our coarse calico. The purple was supposed to have been dyed by a precious liquor obtained from the pinna magna, a large shellfish, of the muscle kind, found on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. I have seen some of them nearly two feet in length. But it is a doubt whether any such liquor was ever obtained from this or any other fish; and the story itself is invented merely to hide the secret, the proper method of dying purple; which was kept so well that it certainly died with the ancients.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 22. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry , etc.] For the
    furniture and ornament of her house, or for her bed; which may signify the ordinances of the Gospel, and the decent, orderly, and beautiful administration of them, wherein the church has communion with her Lord; (see Song of Solomon 1:16). The Vulgate Latin version renders it, “garments of divers colours”, such as was Joseph’s coat, ( Genesis 37:3); and, in a spiritual sense, may be applied to the above mentioned garments, and agrees with what goes before and follows; her clothing [is] silk and purple ; the Tyrian purple, which, Strabo says f962 , is the best; or purple silk, silk of a purple colour: or rather fine linen of this colour; a dress suitable to a queen, as the church is, who is represented as clothed with clothing of wrought gold, with raiment of needlework, ( Psalm 45:9,13,14); (see Ezekiel 16:10,13). This is not her own natural clothing, for she has none by nature that deserves the name; nor of her own working, not works of righteousness done by her; nor of her own putting on, but what Christ has wrought out for her, and clothes her with; and which is very rich in itself, the best robe, very ornamental to her; her wedding garment, and which will last for ever; (see Isaiah 61:10).

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 10-31 - This is the description of a virtuous
    woman of those days, but the general outlines equally suit every age and nation. She is very carefu to recommend herself to her husband's esteem and affection, to know his mind, and is willing that he rule over her. 1. She can be trusted, an he will leave such a wife to manage for him. He is happy in her. An she makes it her constant business to do him good. 2. She is one tha takes pains in her duties, and takes pleasure in them. She is carefu to fill up time, that none be lost. She rises early. She applie herself to the business proper for her, to women's business. She doe what she does, with all her power, and trifles not. 3. She makes what she does turn to good account by prudent management. Many und themselves by buying, without considering whether they can afford it She provides well for her house. She lays up for hereafter. 4. Sh looks well to the ways of her household, that she may oblige all to d their duty to God and one another, as well as to her. 5. She is inten upon giving as upon getting, and does it freely and cheerfully. 6. Sh is discreet and obliging; every word she says, shows she govern herself by the rules of wisdom. She not only takes prudent measure herself, but gives prudent advice to others. The law of love an kindness is written in the heart, and shows itself in the tongue. He heart is full of another world, even when her hands are most busy abou this world. 7. Above all, she fears the Lord. Beauty recommends none to God, nor is it any proof of wisdom and goodness, but it has deceive many a man who made his choice of a wife by it. But the fear of God reigning in the heart, is the beauty of the soul; it lasts for ever. 8 She has firmness to bear up under crosses and disappointments. Sh shall reflect with comfort when she comes to be old, that she was no idle or useless when young. She shall rejoice in a world to come. Sh is a great blessing to her relations. If the fruit be good, the tre must have our good word. But she leaves it to her own works to prais her. Every one ought to desire this honour that cometh from God; an according to this standard we all ought to regulate our judgments. Thi description let all women daily study, who desire to be truly belove and respected, useful and honourable. This passage is to be applied to individuals, but may it not also be applied to the church of God, whic is described as a virtuous spouse? God by his grace has formed from among sinful men a church of true believers, to possess all the excellences here described __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    מרבדים 4765 עשׂתה 6213 לה  שׁשׁ 8336  וארגמן 713 לבושׁה׃ 3830


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