An excellent wife, who can find?
For her worth is far above jewels.
Now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you whatever you ask, for all my people in the city know that you are a woman of excellence.
An excellent wife is the crown of her husband,
But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones.
House and wealth are an inheritance from fathers,
But a prudent wife is from the Lord.
He who finds a wife finds a good thing
And obtains favor from the Lord.
“For wisdom is better than jewels;
And all desirable things cannot compare with her.
“Coral and crystal are not to be mentioned;
And the acquisition of wisdom is above that of pearls.
She is more precious than jewels;
And nothing you desire compares with her.
There is gold, and an abundance of jewels;
But the lips of knowledge are a more precious thing.
which I am still seeking but have not found. I have found one man among a thousand, but I have not found a woman among all these.
“There are sixty queens and eighty concubines,
And maidens without number;
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her,