A Mulher Virtuosa
A worthy woman is the crown of her husband; But she who brings shame is as rottenness in his bones.
10 A worthy woman who can find? For her price is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband trusts in her, And he will have no lack of gain.
12 She does 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 merchant-ships; She brings her bread from far.
15 She rises also while it is yet night, And gives food to her household, And their task 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 makes her arms strong.
18 She perceives that her merchandise is profitable: Her lamp does not go out by night.
19 She lays her hands to the distaff, And her hands hold the spindle.
20 She stretches out her hand to the poor; Yes, she reaches forth her hands to the needy.
Every wise woman builds her house; But the foolish plucks it down with her own hands.
In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefastness and sobriety; not with braided hair, and gold or pearls or costly raiment;
but (which becomes women professing godliness) through good works.
3 that aged women likewise be reverent in demeanor, not slanderers, not enslaved to much wine, teachers of that which is good;
4 that they may train the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,
5 [to be] sober-minded, chaste, workers at home, kind, being in subjection to their own husbands, that the word of God not be blasphemed:
House and riches are an inheritance from fathers; But a prudent wife is from Yahweh.
Grace is deceitful, and beauty is vain; [But] a woman who fears Yahweh, she will be praised.
And now, my daughter, don't be afraid; I will do to you all that you say; for all the city of my people does know that you are a worthy woman.