A wife … is worth far more than rubies

To the woman (The LORD God) said, “I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.”

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 night. In her hand 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 scarlet. She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple.

Pr 31:10Ge 3:16Pr 31:10-14Pr 31:15-19Pr 31:20-22

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One Response to A wife … is worth far more than rubies

  1. Hilda Harthcock says:

    I want to be a Proverbs woman. I want God to continue to transform me for his glory and my husbands edification, till the day HE takes me home. Thank you Walt.
    Hilda Harthcock

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