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She stretches out her hand [to take hold of] the distaff, and her [other] hand holds the spindle.

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She shows by her example that hard work is desirable, and nothing is beneath her. She does it all.


1: “the distaff and the spindle”

These were used and are still used to spin homemade yarn. In some cultures spinning yarn came to be seen as below the dignity of someone who was wealthy, but the woman being described here did not have that mentality.