Proverbs 31:22

22 She makes her own bedspreads. She dresses in fine linen and purple gowns.

Proverbs 31:22 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 31:22

She maketh herself coverings of tapestry
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 F24, 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, ( Psalms 45:9 Psalms 45:13 Psalms 45:14 ) ; see ( Ezekiel 16:10 Ezekiel 16:13 ) . 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 ) .


F24 Geograph. l. 16. p. 521.

Proverbs 31:22 In-Context

20 She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy.
21 She has no fear of winter for her household, for everyone has warm clothes.
22 She makes her own bedspreads. She dresses in fine linen and purple gowns.
23 Her husband is well known at the city gates, where he sits with the other civic leaders.
24 She makes belted linen garments and sashes to sell to the merchants.
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