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Proverbs 31:21-31 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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21 She doesn't worry about her family when it snows; their winter clothes are all mended and ready to wear. 21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes her own clothing, and dresses in colorful linens and silks. 22 She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is greatly respected when he deliberates with the city fathers. 23 Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She designs gowns and sells them, brings the sweaters she knits to the dress shops. 24 She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 Her clothes are well-made and elegant, and she always faces tomorrow with a smile. 25 She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
26 When she speaks she has something worthwhile to say, and she always says it kindly. 26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She keeps an eye on everyone in her household, and keeps them all busy and productive. 27 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children respect and bless her; her husband joins in with words of praise: 28 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
29 "Many women have done wonderful things, but you've outclassed them all!" 29 "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all."
30 Charm can mislead and beauty soon fades. The woman to be admired and praised is the woman who lives in the Fear-of-God. 30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
31 Give her everything she deserves! Festoon her life with praises! 31 Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.