A Mulher Sábia
House and substance, are an inheritance from ones fathers, but, from Yahweh, cometh a wife who is prudent.
Strength and dignity, are her clothing, and she laugheth at the time to come:
Her mouth, she openeth with wisdom, and, the instruction of kindness, is on her tongue:
1 Then, will the kingdom of the heavens become like unto, ten virgins, who, taking their torches, went forth to meet the bridegroom.
2 Now, five of them, were foolish, and, five, prudent.
3 For, the foolishthough they took, their torches, took not with them, oil:
4 But, the prudent, took oil in their vessels, with their torches.
5 Now, the bridegroom, delaying, they all became drowsy, and were sleeping.
6 And, at midnight, an outcry hath been madeLo! the bridegroom! Be going forth to meet him!
7 Then, arose all those virgins, and trimmed their torches.
8 And, the foolish, unto the prudent, saidGive us of your oil, because, our torches, are going out.
9 But the prudent, answered, sayingLest once, by any means, there be not enough for us and you, be going rather unto them that sell, and buy for yourselves
10 But, as they were going away to buy, the bridegroom came; and, they who were ready, went in with him, into the marriage-feast, and, the door was locked.
11 But, afterwards, came the other virgins also, sayingLord! Lord! open unto us!
12 And, he, answering, saidVerily, I say unto you, I know you not.
13 Be watching, therefore, because ye know, neither the day nor the hour.
A gracious wife, obtaineth honour, but, the diligent, shall obtain wealth.
Deceitful is loveliness and vain is beauty, The woman that revereth Yahweh, she, shall be praised:
Wives, in the same way,dignified, not given to intrigue, sober, faithful in all things.
A virtuous woman, who can find? for, far beyond corals, is her worth.
The reverence of Yahweh, is the correction of wisdom, and, before honour, is humility.
But, if any of you is sinning short of wisdom, let him be asking of God, Who giveth unto all freely and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him;
The beginning of wisdom, is the reverence of Yahweh, and, the knowledge of the Holy, is understanding;
Search out Yahweh, and his power, Seek diligently his face, at all times.
Aged women, in the same way, in deportment, as becometh sacred persons, not given to intrigue, nor yet, to much wine, enslaved, teachers of virtue,
That they may constrain the young women to be, lovers of their husbands, lovers of their children,
soberminded, chaste, workers at home, good, submitting themselves to their own husbands,that, the word of God, be not defamed;
A virtuous woman, is the crown of her husband, but, a veritable decay in his bones, is she that causeth shame.
Every, wise woman, buildeth up her house, but, a foolish one, with her own hands, would break it down.
Her children rise up, and call her happy! her husband, and he praiseth her:
Many daughters, have done virtuously, but, thou, excellest them all!