The Original Version of Proverbs 31

Written in Hebrew, this passage was called “Eisheth Ḥayil.” It is an acrostic poem, which means that the first letter in each line spells a word or a message. In this case, the 22 verses begin with one of the 22 characters the Hebrew alphabet from Aleph, Beth, Gimel, and so on. This made it easy for young people to memorize. There are thirteen such poems in the Bible. The picture below shows the Hebrew text of Proverbs 31, with the alphabetical characters highlighted.

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