Prov 31:1 The words of Sovereign Lemu’ĕl, a message which his mother taught him:
Prov 31:2 What, my chosen? And what, chosen of my womb? And what, chosen of my vows?
Prov 31:3 Do not give your strength to women, Nor your ways to wiping away sovereigns.
Prov 31:4 Not for sovereigns, O Lemu’ĕl, Not for sovereigns to drink wine, Nor for princes to desire strong drink;
Prov 31:5 Lest they drink and forget what is inscribed, And pervert the right of all the afflicted.
Prov 31:6 Give strong drink to him who is perishing, And wine to those embittered in being.
Prov 31:7 Let him drink and forget his poverty, And remember his trouble no more.
Prov 31:8 Open your mouth for the dumb, In the cause of all the sons of the departed.
Prov 31:9 Open your mouth, judge righteously, And plead the cause of the poor and needy.
Prov 31:10 Who does find a capable wife? For she is worth far more than rubies.
Prov 31:11 The heart of her husband shall trust her, And he has no lack of gain.
Prov 31:12 She shall do him good, and not evil, All the days of her life.
Prov 31:13 She shall seek wool and flax, And with delight she works with her hands.
Prov 31:14 She shall be as the ships of Tarshish, She brings in her food from afar.
Prov 31:15 She also rises while it is still night, And provides food for her household, And what is lawfull for her girls.
Prov 31:16 She shall consider a field and buy it; From her profits she shall plant a vineyard.
Prov 31:17 She shall gird herself with strength, And strengthen her arms.
Prov 31:18 She shall taste when her gain is good; Her lamp does not go out by night.
Prov 31:19 She shall stretch out her hands to the distaff, And her hand shall hold the spindle.
Prov 31:20 She shall extend her hand to the poor, And she shall reach out her hands to the needy.
Prov 31:21 She is not afraid of snow for her household, For all her household is dressed in scarlet.
Prov 31:22 She shall make tapestry for herself; She is dressed in fine linen and purple.
Prov 31:23 Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land.
Prov 31:24 She shall make fine linen and sell them, And shall give girdles for the merchants.
Prov 31:25 Strength and splendour are her garments, And she rejoices in time to come.
Prov 31:26 She shall open her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the Torah of loving-commitment.
Prov 31:27 She watches over the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness.
Prov 31:28 Her children shall rise up and call her blessed; Her husband too, and he praises her:
Prov 31:29 “Many daughters have done nobly, But you have risen over them all.”
Prov 31:30 Loveliness is deceptive And prettiness is vain, A woman who fears יהוה (Yahweh) is to be praised.
Prov 31:31 Give her of the fruit of her hands, And let her works praise her in the gates.
The Scriptures by Institute For Scripture Research – 2009 Edition
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