Proverbs 31:10–31


10 Who can find a wife of noble character?E,g

She is far more precious than jewels.*

11 The heart of her husband trusts in her,

and he will not lack anything good.

12 She rewards him with good, not evil,

all the days of her life.

13 She selects wool and flax

and works with willing hands.

14 She is like the merchant ships,

bringing her food from far away.h

15 She rises while it is still nighti

and provides food for her household

and portionsG for her female servants.j

16 She evaluates a field and buys it;

she plants a vineyard with her earnings.H,k

17 She draws on her strengthI

and reveals that her arms are strong.l

18 She sees that her profits are good,

and her lamp never goes out at night.m

19 She extends her hands to the spinning staff,

and her hands hold the spindle.n

20 Her hands reachJ out to the poor,

and she extends her hands to the needy.o

21 She is not afraid for her household when it snows,

for all in her household are doubly clothed.K

22 She makes her own bed coverings;p

her clothing is fine linenq and purple.r

23 Her husband is known at the city gates,

where he sits among the elders of the land.s

24 She makes and sells linen garments;

she delivers beltsL to the merchants.

25 Strengtht and honor are her clothing,u

and she can laugh at the time to come.v

26 Her mouth speaks wisdom,

and loving instructionM is on her tongue.

27 She watches over the activities of her householdw

and is never idle.N

28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;

her husband also praises her:

29 “Many womenO have done noble deeds,

but you surpass them all!”x

30 Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting,y

but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised.

31 Give her the reward of her labor,P

and let her works praise her at the city gates.

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