Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Who can find a capable wife? Her value far exceeds the finest jewels.

New American Standard Bible

An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

Who can find a capable wife?
She is far more precious than jewels.

A Conservative Version

A worthy woman who can find? For her price is far above rubies.

American Standard Version

A worthy woman who can find? For her price is far above rubies.

Amplified

A capable, intelligent, and virtuous woman -- "who is he who can find her? She is far more precious than jewels and her value is far above rubies or pearls.

Bible in Basic English

Who may make discovery of a woman of virtue? For her price is much higher than jewels.

Darby Translation

Who can find a woman of worth? for her price is far above rubies.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Aleph Who can find a valiant woman? for her price is far above precious stones.

Julia Smith Translation

Who shall find a woman of virtue? for her price is far above pearls.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

A woman of excellence, who will find? For her worth [is] far more than precious jewels.

Modern King James verseion

Who can find a woman of virtue? For her value is far above rubies.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whoso findeth a honest faithful woman, she is much more worth than pearls.

NET Bible

Who can find a wife of noble character? For her value is far more than rubies.

New Heart English Bible

Who can find a worthy woman? For her price is far above rubies.

The Emphasized Bible

A virtuous woman, who can find? for, far beyond corals, is her worth.

Webster

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

World English Bible

Who can find a worthy woman? For her price is far above rubies.

Youngs Literal Translation

A woman of worth who doth find? Yea, far above rubies is her price.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

חיל 
Chayil 
Usage: 243

נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

מכר 
meker 
pay for it, price, ware
Usage: 3

is far
רחק רחוק 
Rachowq 
Usage: 85

Devotionals

Devotionals about Proverbs 31:10

Images Proverbs 31:10

Prayers for Proverbs 31:10

Context Readings

An Excellent Woman

9 Speak up, judge righteously, and defend the rights of the afflicted and oppressed. 10 Who can find a capable wife? Her value far exceeds the finest jewels. 11 Her husband has full confidence in her; as a result, he lacks nothing of value.


Cross References

Ruth 3:11

Don't be afraid, my daughter. I'll do for you everything that you have asked, since all of my people in town are aware that you're a virtuous woman.

Proverbs 12:4

A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband, but a wife who puts him to shame is like bone cancer.

Proverbs 19:14

A house and self-sufficiency are a father's inheritance, but from the LORD comes an insightful wife.

Proverbs 18:22

Whoever finds a wife finds what is good, and receives favor from the LORD.

Proverbs 8:11

because wisdom is better than precious gems and nothing you desire can compare to it."

Job 28:18

Don't even bother to mention coral and crystal wisdom is more valuable than a bag of rubies.

Proverbs 3:15

She is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire compares with her.

Proverbs 20:15

There is an abundance of gold and precious stones, but lips of knowledge are a rare jewel.

Ecclesiastes 7:28

Among the things I seek but have not found: one man among a thousand I did find, but I have not found one woman to be wise among all these.

Song of Songs 6:8-9

There are sixty queens and eighty mistresses, and too many young women to count,

Ephesians 5:25-33

Husbands, love your wives as the Messiah loved the church and gave himself for it,

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