A song of the degrees. Happy is every one that feareth the Lord, that walketh in his ways.
When thou eatest the labor of thy hands: then wilt thou be happy, and it shall be well with thee.
Who can find a virtuous woman: for far above pearls is her value.
Honor thy father and thy mother; in order that thy days may be prolonged upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
He that withholdeth his rod hateth his son; but he that loveth him chastiseth him betimes.
Hear, my son, the instruction of thy father, and cast not off the teaching of thy mother;
For a wreath of grace are they unto thy head, and chains for thy throat.
A wise son causeth his father to rejoice; but a foolish man despiseth his mother.
Only take heed to thyself, and guard thy soul diligently, that thou do not forget the things which thy eyes have seen, and that they depart not from thy heart all the days of thy life; but thou shalt make them known unto thy sons, and unto thy sons sons;
Train up the lad in accordance with his course: even when he groweth old, will he not depart from it.
25 Strength and dignity are her clothing: and she smileth at the coming of the last day.
26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom, and the law of kindness is on her tongue.
27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and the bread of idleness she doth not eat.
28 Her children rise up, and call her blessed; her husband, also, and he praiseth her:
29 "Many daughters have done virtuously; but thou excellest them all."
30 False is grace, and vain is beauty: a woman only that feareth the Lord shall indeed be praised.
Lo, children are an inheritance from the Lord: a reward is the fruit of the body.
As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and in Jerusalem shall ye be comforted.