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Proverbs 31:15

Context
NETBible

She also gets up 1  while it is still night, and provides food 2  for her household and a portion 3  to her female servants.

XREF

Jos 3:1; 2Ch 36:15; Ps 119:147,148; Ec 9:10; Mt 24:25; Mr 1:35; Lu 12:42; Ro 12:11

NET © Notes

tn The first word of the sixth line begins with ו (vav), the sixth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

sn The word for “food” is טֶרֶף (teref, “prey”; KJV “meat”), another word that does not normally fit the domestic scene. This word also is used in a similar way in Ps 111:5, which says the Lord gives food. Here it is the noble woman who gives food to her family and servants.

sn The word חֹק (khoq) probably means “allotted portion of food” as before, but some suggest it means the task that is allotted to the servants, meaning that the wise woman gets up early enough to give out the work assignments (Tg. Prov 31:15, RSV, NRSV, TEV, NLT). That is possible, but seems an unnecessary direction for the line to take. Others, however, simply wish to delete this last colon, leaving two cola and not three, but that is unwarranted.



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