A Mulher Sábia
House and riches are an inheritance from fathers, but a prudent wife is from LORD.
Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the law of kindness is on her tongue.
1 Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins, who, having taken their lamps, went forth to the bridegroom's gathering.
2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish,
3 foolish women, who, having taken their lamps, took no olive oil with them.
4 But the wise took olive oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5 Now while the bridegroom delayed, they all slumbered and slept.
6 But at midnight a shout occurred, Behold, the bridegroom comes! Go ye forth for his gathering.
7 Then all those virgins were roused, and put their lamps in order.
8 And the foolish said to the wise, Give us from your olive oil, because our lamps are going out.
9 But the wise answered, saying, Perhaps there may not be enough for us and you. But go ye rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.
10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came. And the prepared entered in with him for the wedding festivities, and the door was shut.
11 But afterward the other virgins also came, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
12 But having answered, he said, Truly I say to you, I know you not.
13 Watch therefore, because ye know not the day nor the hour in which the son of man comes.
A gracious woman obtains honor, and aggressive men obtain riches.
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, [but] a woman who fears LORD, she shall be praised.
The wives likewise, be honorable, not slanderous, without wine, faithful in all things.
A worthy woman who can find? For her price is far above rubies.
The fear of LORD is the instruction of wisdom, and before honor [is] humility.
And if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask from God who gives to all generously and not reproaching, and it will be given to him.
The fear of LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy is understanding.
Seek ye LORD and his strength. Seek his face evermore.
3 Aged women likewise be reverent in behavior, not slanderous, not enslaved to much wine, teachers of what is good,
4 so that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
5 to be serious-minded, pure, homemakers, good, submissive to their own husbands, so that the word of God may not be blasphemed.
A worthy woman is the crown of her husband, but she who makes ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.
Every wise woman builds her house, but a foolish woman plucks it down with her own hands.
Her sons rise up, and call her blessed. Her husband [also], and he praises her.
Many daughters have done worthily, but thou excel them all.