Proverbs 31:10-20

Description of a Worthy Woman

An excellent wife, who can find?
For her worth is far above jewels.
The heart of her husband trusts in her,
And he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.
She looks for wool and flax
And works with her [a]hands [b]in delight.
She is like merchant ships;
She brings her food from afar.
She rises also while it is still night
And gives food to her household
And [c]portions to her maidens.
She considers a field and buys it;
From [d]her earnings she plants a vineyard.
She girds [e]herself with strength
And makes her arms strong.
She senses that her gain is good;
Her lamp does not go out at night.
She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
And her [f]hands grasp the spindle.
She [g]extends her hand to the poor,
And she stretches out her hands to the needy.


Footnotes
  1. Proverbs 31:13 Lit palms
  2. Proverbs 31:13 Or willingly
  3. Proverbs 31:15 Or prescribed tasks
  4. Proverbs 31:16 Lit the fruit of her palms
  5. Proverbs 31:17 Lit her loins
  6. Proverbs 31:19 Lit palms
  7. Proverbs 31:20 Lit spreads out her palm

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