A Mulher Sábia
House and riches are an inheritance from fathers, but a prudent wife is from Yahweh.
Strength and dignity are her clothing. She laughs at the time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom. Kind instruction is on her tongue.
1 “Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.
3 Those who were foolish, when they took their lamps, took no oil with them,
4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5 Now while the bridegroom delayed, they all slumbered and slept.
6 But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Behold! The bridegroom is coming! Come out to meet him!’
7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
8 The foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’
9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘What if there isn’t enough for us and you? You go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’
10 While they went away to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast, and the door was shut.
11 Afterward the other virgins also came, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us.’
12 But he answered, ‘Most certainly I tell you, I don’t know you.’
13 Watch therefore, for you don’t know the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.
A gracious woman obtains honor, but violent men obtain riches.
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman who fears Yahweh, she shall be praised.
Their wives in the same way must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, and faithful in all things.
Who can find a worthy woman? For her value is far above rubies.
The fear of Yahweh teaches wisdom. Before honor is humility.
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of wisdom. The knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Seek Yahweh and his strength. Seek his face forever more.
3 and that older women likewise be reverent in behavior, not slanderers nor enslaved to much wine, teachers of that which is good,
4 that they may train the young wives 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 God’s word may not be blasphemed.
A worthy woman is the crown of her husband, but a disgraceful wife is as rottenness in his bones.
Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.
Her children rise up and call her blessed. Her husband also praises her:
“Many women do noble things, but you excel them all.”