Women & Wives
Proverbs - Chapter 11:16
16. A kindhearted
woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth.
– Chapter 12:4
4. A wife of noble
character is her husband’s crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay
in his bones.
– Chapter 31:10-31
( taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation
©. Copyright © 1996, by Tyndale
10. Who can find
a virtuous and capable wife? She is worth more than precious rubies.
11. Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life.
12. She will not hinder him but help him all her life.
13. She finds wool and flax and busily spins it.
14. She is like a merchant's ship; she brings her food from afar.
15. She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and
plan the day's work for her servant girls.
16. She goes out to inspect a field and buys it; with her earnings she
plants a vineyard.
17. She is energetic and strong, a hard worker.
18. She watches for bargains; her lights burn late into the night.
19. Her hands are busy spinning thread, her fingers twisting fiber.
20. She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy.
21. She has no fear of winter for her household because all of them have
22. She quilts her own bedspreads. She dresses like royalty in gowns of
23. Her husband is well known, for he sits in the council meeting with
the other civic leaders.
24. She makes belted linen garments and sashes to sell to the merchants.
25. She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs with no fear
of the future.
26. When she speaks, her words are wise, and kindness is the rule when
she gives instructions.
27. She carefully watches all that goes on in her household and does not
have to bear the consequences of laziness.
28. Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her:
29. "There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but
you surpass them all!"
30. Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears
the Lord will be greatly praised.
31. Reward her for all she has done. Let her deeds publicly declare her
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