13 A wife’s charm delights her husband,
and her skill puts flesh on his bones.
and nothing is so precious as her self-discipline.
and no scales can weigh the value of her chastity.
so is the beauty of a good wife in her well-ordered home.
so is a beautiful face on a stately figure.
so are shapely legs and steadfast feet.
19 My child, keep sound the bloom of your youth,
and do not give your strength to strangers.
and sow it with your own seed, trusting in your fine stock.
and, having confidence in their good descent, will grow great.
and a married woman as a tower of death to her lovers.
but a pious wife is given to the man who fears the Lord.
but a modest daughter will even be embarrassed before her husband.
but one who has a sense of shame will fear the Lord.
but if she dishonors him in her pride she will be known to all as ungodly.
Happy is the husband of a good wife;
for the number of his years will be doubled.
and every person like this lives in the anarchy of war.
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