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Proverbs 31:6-16 (Common English Bible w/ Apocrypha)

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6 Give strong drink to those who are perishing and wine to those whose hearts are bitter. 7 Let them drink and forget their poverty and no longer remember their toil. 8 Speak out on behalf of the voiceless, and for the rights of all who are vulnerable.a 9 Speak out in order to judge with righteousness and to defend the needy and the poor.

The competent wife

10 A competent wife, how does one find her? Her value is far above pearls. 11 Her husband entrusts his heart to her, and with her he will have all he needs. 12 She brings him good and not trouble all the days of her life. 13 She seeks out wool and flax; she works joyfully with her hands. 14 She is like a fleet of merchant ships, bringing food from a distance. 15 She gets up while it is still night, providing food for her household, even some for her female servants. 16 She surveys a field and acquires it; from her own resources, she plants a vineyard.
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