Proverbs 31:31

31 Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

Read Proverbs 31:31 Using Other Translations

Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.
Reward her for all she has done. Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.

What does Proverbs 31:31 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 31:31

Give her of the fruit of her hands
According to Aben Ezra, these are the words of her husband to her children; exhorting them to give her the praise and glory that is due unto her. Jarchi interprets it of the world to come; at which time, it is certain, the graces of the church, and of all believers, which are the fruits of the Spirit in them, and of their hands, as exercised by them, such as faith, hope, love, humility, patience, and others, will be found to honour and praise; and every such person shall have praise of God, ( 1 Peter 1:7 ) ( 1 Corinthians 4:5 ) ; and also of men and angels; to whom these words may be an exhortation to give it to them; and let her own words praise her in the gates;
where her husband is known, in public assemblies; before angels and men, in the great day; when her works will follow her, and speak for her, and she will be publicly praised by Christ, as all the faithful and righteous will, ( Revelation 14:13 ) ( Matthew 25:21 Matthew 25:34-40 ) . The Septuagint and Arabic versions render it, "let her husband be praised in the gate"; see ( Proverbs 31:23 ) ; so Ambrose, who interprets it of the happiness of the saints in heaven.

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