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Proverbs 31:23-31 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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23 Her husband is known in the city gates, taking his seat among the elders of the land. 23 Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them; she supplies the merchant with sashes. 24 She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. 25 She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. 26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness. 27 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up and call her happy; her husband too, and he praises her: 28 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
29 "Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all." 29 "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all."
30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. 30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
31 Give her a share in the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the city gates. 31 Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.