A Mulher Virtuosa
A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that makes ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.
10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband does safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
13 She seeks wool, and flax, and works willingly with her hands.
14 She is like the merchants' ships; she brings her food from far.
15 She rises also while it is yet night, and gives food to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
16 She considers a field, and buys it: with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.
17 She girds her loins with strength, and strengthens her arms.
18 She perceives that her merchandise is good: her candle goes not out by night.
19 She lays her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
20 She stretches out her hand to the poor; yea, she reachs forth her hands to the needy.
Every wise woman builds her house: but the foolish plucks it down with her hands.
In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with reverence and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
But (which becomes women professing godliness) with good works.
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becomes holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word (o. logos) of God be not blasphemed.
House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD.
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to you all that you require: for all the city of my people does know that you are a virtuous woman.