||A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that
maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.
||Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish
plucketh it down with her hands.
||Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth
favour of the LORD.
||House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a
prudent wife is from the LORD.
||Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above
||The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that
he shall have no need of spoil.
||She will do him good and not evil all the days of her
||She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with
||She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food
||She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to
her household, and a portion to her maidens.
||She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of
her hands she planteth a vineyard.
||She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth
||She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle
goeth not out by night.
||She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold
||She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she
reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
||She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all
her household are clothed with scarlet.
||She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is
silk and purple.
||Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among
the elders of the land.
||She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth
girdles unto the merchant.
||Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall
rejoice in time to come.
||She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is
the law of kindness.
||She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth
not the bread of idleness.
||Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband
also, and he praiseth her.
||Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest
||Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that
feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
||Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works
praise her in the gates.