Proverbs 31

 A wife of a noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.

Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.

She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.

                ImageShe is like the merchant ships, bringing food from afar.

She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants.

She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. 

She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.

In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.

She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.

When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for they are all clothed in scarlet.

 

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She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple.

Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes

his seat among the elders of the land.

She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes. 

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. 

She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. 

She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.

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Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:

“Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting, but the woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring praise at the city gate.                                                                  

                                                

                                          

 

                                                                                    

 

                                                

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Proverbs 31

  1. Thanks for sharing, Naomi! I love the part, “Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” This lady really loved the Lord and others. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the list of things she did, but we have to remember the heart behind all of her actions… as (I think) we both want to follow her example!! Keep writing 🙂

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