Proverbs 31:10-31

Who can find a virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.
The heart of her husband safely
trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.
She seeks wool and flax,
And willingly works with her hands.
She is like the merchant ships,
She brings her food from afar.
She also rises while it is yet night,
And provides food for her
household,
And a portion for her maidservants.
She considers a field and buys it;
From her profits she plants a
vineyard.
She girds herself with strength,
And strengthens her arms.
She percieves that her
merchandise is good,
And her lamp does not go out by
night.
She stretches out her hands to the
distaff,
And her hand holds the spindle.
She extends her hand to the poor,
Yes, she reaches out her hands to
the needy.
She is not afraid of snow for her
household,
For her household is clothed
with scarlet.
She makes tapestry for herself;
Her clothing is fine linen and
purple.
Her husband is known in the
gates,
When he sits among the elders of
the land.
She makes linen garments and
sells them,
And supplies sashes for the
merchants.
Strength and honor are her
clothing;
She shall rejoice in the time to come.
She opens her mouth with
wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of
kindness.
She watches over the ways of her
household,
And does not eat the bread of
idleness.
Her children rise up and call her
blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises
her:
“Many daughters have done well,
But you excel them all.”
Charm is deceitful and beauty is
passing,
But a woman who fears the Lord,
she shall be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands,
And let her own works praise her in
the gates.

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