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An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels. She does him good and not evil All the days of her life. "Many daughters have done nobly, But you excel them all."read more.
The heart of her husband trusts in her, And he will have no lack of gain. She looks for wool and flax And works with her hands in delight. She is like merchant ships; She brings her food from afar. She considers a field and buys it; From her earnings she plants a vineyard. She girds herself with strength And makes her arms strong. She senses that her gain is good; Her lamp does not go out at night. She stretches out her hands to the distaff, And her hands grasp the spindle. She is not afraid of the snow for her household, For all her household are clothed with scarlet. Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land. She makes linen garments and sells them, And supplies belts to the tradesmen. Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future. She opens her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and bless her; Her husband also, and he praises her, saying: Give her the product of her hands, And let her works praise her in the gates.
An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones.