Proverbs 31: 10 – 31
My husband has full confidence in me and lacks nothing of value.
I bring him good, not harm, all the days of my life.
I select wool and flax and work with eager hands. (Well I like shopping for it 🙂
I am like the merchant ships, bringing my food from afar.
I get up while it is still night; to provide food for my family and portions for my female servants.
I am a good investor and out of my earnings I plant a vineyard.
I set to work vigorously; and my arms are strong for the tasks.
I can see that my trading is profitable and my lamp does not go out at night. Even when I am sleeping my investments are making money.
In my hand I hold the tools and have the wisdom to do the tasks successfully.
I open my arms to the poor and extend my hands to the needy.
When it snows, I have no fear for my household; for all of them are dressed appropriately.
I make coverings for my bed; and I am clothed in fine linen and purple.
My husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
I make linen garments and sell them, and supply the merchants with sashes.
I am clothed with strength and dignity; and can laugh at the days to come.
I speak with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on my tongue.
I watch over the affairs of my household and do not eat the bread of idleness.
My children arise and call me blessed; my husband also, and he praises me:
“Many women do noble things, but I surpass them all.”
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
I will be honoured for all that my hands have done, and what I do will live on as a testament to my diligence and God’s faithfulness and love for me.