Who can find a virtuous
A woman of valor who can
Her price is far above rubies.
So that he shall have no need of spoil.
The heart of her husband safely trust in her,
And he shall have no fear of loss of gain.
She does him good and not evil,
All the days of her life.
See looks well to the ways of her household,
She looks for wool, and flax,
And works willingly with her hands.
She is like the merchants' ships;
She brings her food from afar.
She rises also while it is yet night,
And provides meat to her household,
And a portion to her maidens.
She considers a field, and buys it:
With the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.
She grids her loins with strength,
And strengthened her arms.
She perceives that her merchandise is good:
Her candle is not extinguished by night.
She puts her hands to the spindle,
And her hands hold the distaff.
She makes fine linen, and sells it;
and delivers girdles unto the merchant.
She is not afraid of the snow for her household:
For all her household are clothed with scarlet.
Strength and dignity are her clothing,
And she shall rejoice in the time to come.
She makes herself coverings of tapestry;
Her clothing is silk and purple.
She stretches out her hands to the poor,
Yea, she extends her hands to the needy.
Her husband is known in the gates,
When he sits among the elders of the land.
She speaks with wisdom,
And the law of loving kindness is on her tongue,
Her children rise up and call her blessed,
Her husband also, and he sings praises to her:
"Many daughters have done worthily,
But you exceed them all."
She considers well the ways of her household,
And does not partake in the bread of idleness.
She knows favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
But a woman that honors God, She shall be praised.
Give her the fruit of her hands,
And let her own works praise her in the gates.