She is far more precious than jewels. j
and he will not lack anything good.
all the days of her life.
and works with willing hands.
bringing her food from far away. k
15 She rises while it is still night l
and provides food for her household
17 She draws on her strength q
and reveals that her arms are strong. r
and her lamp never goes out at night. s
and her hands hold the spindle. t
20 Her hands reach u out to the poor,
and she extends her hands to the needy. v
for all in her household are doubly clothed. w
22 She makes her own bed coverings; x
23 Her husband is known at the city * gates,
where he sits among the elders of the land. a
she delivers belts b to the merchants.
and she can laugh at the time to come. e
and loving instruction f is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the activities of her household g
and is never idle. h
Her husband also praises her:
29 “Many women i are capable,
but you surpass them all!” j
30 Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, k
but a woman who * fears the Lord will be praised.
31 Give her the reward of her labor, l
and let her works praise her at the city gates.
31:10 Or a wife of quality, or a wife of noble character
31:15 Or tasks
31:16 Or vineyard by her own labors
31:17 * She wraps strength around her like a belt
31:20 * Her hand reaches
31:24 Or sashes
31:26 Or and the teaching of kindness
31:27 * and does not eat the bread of idleness
31:29 * daughters
31:31 * the fruit of her hands