Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in obedience to him.
You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.
"Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.
Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.
A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
2 "Honor your father and mother" —which is the first commandment with a promise —
3 "so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth." [^1]
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
29 "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all."
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him.
As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem."