Proverbs 31 Commentary

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Proverbs 31:1-9

A king recounts what he learned from his mother. She begins to tell her son what it takes to be a person of good character and a noble king.

Proverbs 31:10-12

Lemuel’s mother introduces her son to the virtues of a noble wife.

Proverbs 31:13-18

The excellent wife works hard to gather resources and steward them toward production.

Proverbs 31:19-22

The excellent wife serves both her household and the community.

Proverbs 31:23-26

The virtue of the excellent wife impacts her husband. She is clothed in honor and speaks with the wisdom central to the overall message of Proverbs.

Proverbs 31:27-31

Lemuel’s mother implores her son to seek, recognize, and be worthy of partnering with an excellent wife.