31:10 Who. The twenty-two verses describing the virtuous woman (Proverbs 31:10-31) comprise an acrostic, with each successive verse beginning with the appropriate letter of the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
31:10 virtuous. The adjective “virtuous” (Hebrew chagil) is only translated “virtuous” when describing women (Ruth 3:11; Proverbs 12:4). The word much more commonly means “strength,” “power,” etc. The woman of this chapter is not merely virtuous in morals, but is a woman of great strength of character and physical energy.