Bible: Proverbs 31:10-22

The Wife of Noble Character 1 

31:10 Who can find 2  a wife 3  of noble character? 4 

For her value 5  is far more than rubies.

31:11 The heart of her husband has confidence 6  in her,

and he has no lack of gain. 7 

31:12 She brings him 8  good and not evil 9 

all the days of her life.

31:13 She obtains 10  wool and flax,

and she is pleased to work with her hands. 11 

31:14 She is like 12  the merchant ships; 13 

she brings her food from afar.

31:15 She also gets up 14  while it is still night,

and provides food 15  for her household and a portion 16  to her female servants.

31:16 She considers 17  a field and buys it;

from her own income 18  she plants a vineyard.

31:17 She begins 19  her work vigorously,

and she strengthens 20  her arms.

31:18 She knows 21  that her merchandise is good,

and her lamp 22  does not go out in the night.

31:19 Her hands 23  take hold 24  of the distaff,

and her hands grasp the spindle.

31:20 She extends 25  her hand 26  to the poor,

and reaches out her hand to the needy.

31:21 She is not 27  afraid of the snow 28  for her household,

for all of her household are clothed with scarlet. 29 

31:22 She makes for herself coverlets; 30 

her clothing is fine linen and purple. 31 

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