(每日读经5/13) 箴言 - Proverbs 31.10-31
Who can find a worthy woman? For her price is far above jewels.
The heart of her husband trusts in her, And he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good and not evil All the days of her life.
She seeks wool and flax, And delights to work with her hands.
She is like the merchant ships; She brings her food from afar.
She rises also while it is still night And gives food to her household, And their task to her serving girls.
She considers a field and buys it; With the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.
She girds her loins with strength And makes strong her arms.
She samples her merchandise to be sure it is good; Her lamp does not go out by night.
She lays her hands to the distaff, And her hands hold on to the spindle.
She stretches out her hand to the afflicted, And she reaches out her hands to the needy.
She does not fear for her household when it snows, For all her household are clothed with scarlet.
She makes coverings for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them And delivers girdles to the merchant.
Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she happily looks forward to the time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom, And the law of kindness is on her tongue.
She watches closely over the ways of her household And does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:
Many daughters have done worthily, But you surpass them all.
Grace is deceitful, and beauty is vain; But a woman who fears Jehovah, she will be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands, And let her works praise her in the gates.