A wife of
noble character, who can find?
She is worth
far more than rubies.
has full confidence in her, and lacks nothing of value.
him good, not harm, all the days of her life.
wool and flax and works with eager hands.
She is like
the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.
She gets up
while it is still dark.
food for her family and portions for her servant girls.
considers a field and buys it.
Out of her
earnings, she plants a vineyard.
about her work vigorously. Her arms are strong for her tasks.
that her trading is profitable; her lamp does not go out at night.
In her hand,
she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.
snows, she has no fear for her household.
For all of
them are clothed in scarlet.
coverings for her bed. She is clothed in fine linen and purple.
is respected at the city gate where he takes his seat among the elders.
linen garments, sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes.
clothed with strength and dignity.
laugh at the days to come.
with wisdom and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
over her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness.
arise and call her blessed. Her husband, he praises her.
do noble things, but you surpass them all.
deceptive, and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord shall be