A Wife of Noble Character
Who can find?
Her price is far more than rubies, her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.
She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.
She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.
She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls.
She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.
She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at nigh
In her hands she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers
She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy
When it snows she has no fear for her household
for all of them are clothed in scarlett
She makes coverings for her bed, she is clothed in fine linen and purple,
Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and supplies the merchants with sashes,
She is clothed with strength and dignity, she can laugh at the days to come,
She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue,
She watches over the affairs of her husband
and does not eat the bread of idleness,
Her children arise and call her blessed, her husband also and he praises her,
Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all
Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting,
but a women who fears the Lord is to be praised
Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring praise at the city gates.
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Calligrapher: Holly V. Monroe