An 1excellentwife, who can find? For her worth is far2abovejewels.
The heart of her husbandtrusts in her, And he will havenolack of gain.
She does him good and not evilAll the days of her life.
She looks for wool and flax And works with her ahandsbin delight.
She is like 3merchantships; She brings her food from afar.
She 4rises also while it is stillnight And 5givesfood to her household And cportions to her maidens.
She considers a field and buys it; From dher earnings she plants a vineyard.
She 6girdseherself with strength And makes her armsstrong.
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 fhandsgrasp the spindle.
She g7extends her hand to the poor, And she stretches out her hands to the needy.
She is not afraid of the snow for her household, For all her household are 8clothed with scarlet.
She makes9coverings for herself; Her clothing is 10finelinen and 11purple.
Her husband is known12in the gates, When he sitsamong the elders of the land.
She makes13linengarments and sells them, And hsuppliesbelts to the itradesmen.
25Strength and 14dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the jfuture .
She 15opens her mouth in wisdom, And the kteaching of kindness is on her tongue.
She lookswell to the ways of her household, And does not eat the 16bread of idleness.
Her childrenrise up and bless her; Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:
29"Manydaughters have donenobly, But you excel them all."
30Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who l17fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
31Give her the mproduct of her hands, And let her workspraise her in the gates.