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Proverbs 31:26–31

26  She opens her mouth with wisdom,

and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

27  She looks well to the ways of her household

and does not eat the bread of idleness.

28  Her children rise up and call her blessed;

her husband also, and he praises her:

29  “Many jwomen have done kexcellently,

but you surpass them all.”

30  lCharm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,

but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

31  Give her of the fruit of her hands,

and let her works praise her in the gates.

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Proverbs 31:26–31 — The New International Version (NIV)

26 She speaks with wisdom,

and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

27 She watches over the affairs of her household

and does not eat the bread of idleness.

28 Her children arise and call her blessed;

her husband also, and he praises her:

29 “Many women do noble things,

but you surpass them all.”

30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;

but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,

and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

Proverbs 31:26–31 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom;

And in her tongue is the law of kindness.

27 She looketh well to the ways of her household,

And eateth not the bread of idleness.

28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed;

Her husband also, and he praiseth her.

29 Many daughters have done virtuously,

But thou excellest them all.

30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain:

But a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.

31 Give her of the fruit of her hands;

And let her own works praise her in the gates.

Proverbs 31:26–31 — New Living Translation (NLT)

26 When she speaks, her words are wise,

and she gives instructions with kindness.

27 She carefully watches everything in her household

and suffers nothing from laziness.

28 Her children stand and bless her.

Her husband praises her:

29 “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world,

but you surpass them all!”

30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last;

but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.

31 Reward her for all she has done.

Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.

Proverbs 31:26–31 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,

And on her tongue is the law of kindness.

27 She watches over the ways of her household,

And does not eat the bread of idleness.

28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;

Her husband also, and he praises her:

29 “Many daughters have done well,

But you excel them all.”

30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,

But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.

31 Give her of the fruit of her hands,

And let her own works praise her in the gates.

Proverbs 31:26–31 — New Century Version (NCV)

26 She speaks wise words

and teaches others to be kind.

27 She watches over her family

and never wastes her time.

28 Her children speak well of her.

Her husband also praises her,

29 saying, “There are many fine women,

but you are better than all of them.”

30 Charm can fool you, and beauty can trick you,

but a woman who respects the Lord should be praised.

31 Give her the reward she has earned;

she should be praised in public for what she has done.

Proverbs 31:26–31 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom;

And the law of kindness is on her tongue.

27 She looketh well to the ways of her household,

And eateth not the bread of idleness.

28 Her children rise up, and call her blessed;

Her husband also, and he praiseth her, saying:

29 Many daughters have done worthily,

But thou excellest them all.

30 Grace is deceitful, and beauty is vain;

But a woman that feareth Jehovah, she shall be praised.

31 Give her of the fruit of her hands;

And let her works praise her in the gates.

Proverbs 31:26–31 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and upon her tongue is the law of kindness. 27 She surveyeth the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. 28 Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her: 29 Many daughters have done worthily, but thou excellest them all. 30 Gracefulness is deceitful and beauty is vain; a woman that feareth Jehovah, she shall be praised. 31 Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates.

Proverbs 31:26–31 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

26 “She speaks with wisdom, 

and on her tongue there is tender instruction. 

27 She keeps a close eye on the conduct of her family, 

and she does not eat the bread of idleness. 

28 Her children and her husband 

stand up and bless her. 

In addition, he sings her praises, by saying, 

29 ‘Many women have done noble work, 

but you have surpassed them all!’ 

30 “Charm is deceptive, and beauty evaporates, 

⸤but⸥ a woman who has the fear of the Lord should be praised. 

31 Reward her for what she has done, 

and let her achievements praise her at the city gates.” 

Proverbs 31:26–31 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

26 She opens her mouth with wisdom

and loving instruction is on her tongue.

27 She watches over the activities of her household

and is never idle.

28 Her sons rise up and call her blessed.

Her husband also praises her:

29 “Many women are capable,

but you surpass them all!”

30 Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting,

but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised.

31 Give her the reward of her labor,

and let her works praise her at the city gates.

Proverbs 31:26–31 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,

and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

27 She looks well to the ways of her household,

and does not eat the bread of idleness.

28 Her children rise up and call her happy;

her husband too, and he praises her:

29 “Many women have done excellently,

but you surpass them all.”

30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,

but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

31 Give her a share in the fruit of her hands,

and let her works praise her in the city gates.

Proverbs 31:26–31 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,

and instruction of kindness is upon her tongue.

27 She looks after the ways of her household,

and the bread of idleness she will not eat.

28 Her children rise and consider her happy,

her husband also, and he praises her;

29 “Many daughters have done excellence,

but you surpass all of them.”

30 Charm is deceit and beauty is vain;

but a woman who fears Yahweh shall be praised.

31 Give to her from the fruit of her hand,

and may they praise her works in the city gates.

Proverbs 31:26–31 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

26 She speaks wisely.

She teaches faithfully.

27 She watches over family matters.

She is busy all the time.

28 Her children stand up and call her blessed.

Her husband also rises up, and he praises her.

29 He says, “Many women do noble things.

But you are better than all the others.”

30 Charm can fool you. Beauty fades.

But a woman who has respect for the Lord should be praised.

31 Give her the reward she has earned.

Let everything she has done bring praise to her at the city gate.

Proverbs 31:26–31 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

26 She opens her mouth in wisdom,

And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

27 She looks well to the ways of her household,

And does not eat the bread of idleness.

28 Her children rise up and bless her;

Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:

29 Many daughters have done nobly,

But you excel them all.”

30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,

But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.

31 Give her the product of her hands,

And let her works praise her in the gates.


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