Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown
She diligently attends to expending as well as gathering wealth;
This exquisite picture of a truly lovely wife is conceived and drawn in accordance with the customs of Eastern nations, but its moral teachings suit all climes. In Hebrew the verses begin with the letters of the Hebrew alphabet in order (compare Introduction to Poetical Books).
Who . . . woman—The question implies that such are rare, though not entirely wanting (compare Proverbs 18:22; Proverbs 19:14).
virtuous—literally, "of strength," that is, moral courage (compare Proverbs 12:4; Ruth 3:11).
her price, etc.—(compare Proverbs 3:15).
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