NEW BIBLE FROM WACK BISHOPS!
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On to the next “issue”: Proverbs 31:10

NAB: When one finds a worthy wife, her value is far beyond pearls.
RSV: A good wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.
NRSV: A capable wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.
Jerusalem: The truly capable woman—who can find her? She is far beyond the price of pearls.
KJV: Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
Douay-Rheims: Who shall find a valiant woman? far, and from the uttermost coasts is the price of her.

The Vulgate uses the word “mulierem”.  I have no facility with Latin but the sources I consulted translate that phrase as woman.  The adjective “fortem” is translated as “strong, powerful, mighty”.

The OP mentions “"Poem on the Woman of Worth" (which I presume is a title of a section).  It will be interesting to see how the actual verse is translated.

That being said, since many here think “wife” is a better context for the verse than “woman”, maybe you’ll should be reading the NAB (old version, of course) rather than the DR ;D: (my way of saying that if some “trads” are going to critique modern Catholic translations of the scriptures, and imply or state the superiority of the DR, they should at least be aware of what the DR actually says :bronxcheer: ).

Personally, I like the sound of “valiant woman” (DR), or even more “virtuous woman” (KJV) (I’m thinking the new NAB verse will perhaps be rendered “worthy woman”; sounds better to my ears than “woman of worth”, and it would be consistent with the current sentence structure).  In any case the Vulgate says “mulierem” and the DR (as well as KJV and the Catholic New Jerusalem) say “woman”.

Though I’m neither a Latin nor a biblical scholar, in all of the above citations it seems to me that “worthy” (NAB), “virtuous” (KJV), and “valiant” (DR) are “odd” renditions of “fortem” (Vulgate).

If one is not going to use “strong”, powerful”, or “mighty” for “fortem”, as an alternative “capable” (NRSV, New Jerusalem) seems “closer” to my ears.
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