A Mulher Sábia
House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD.
Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go all of you out to meet him.
7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go all of you rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
13 Watch therefore, for all of you know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man comes.
A gracious woman retains honour: and strong men retain riches.
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and reproaches not; and it shall be given him.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.
3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becomes holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word (o. logos) of God be not blasphemed.
A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that makes ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.
Every wise woman builds her house: but the foolish plucks it down with her hands.
Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.
Many daughters have done virtuously, but you excel them all.