Proverbs 31: 10-31 (amp)
10- An Excellent woman (one who is spiritual, capable, intelligent and virtuous), who is he who can find her? Her value is more precious than Jewels and her worth is far above rubies or pearls.
11- The heart of her husband trusts in her (with secure confidence), and he will have no lack of gain.
12- She comforts, encourages and does him only good and not evil all the days of her life.
13- she looks for wool and flax and works with willing hands in delight.
14- She is like the merchant ships (abounding with treasure) she brings her household’s food from far away.
15- She rises also while it still night and gives food to her household and assigns tasks to her maids.
16- She considers a field before she buys or accepts it (expanding her business prudently), with her profits she plants fruitful vines in her vineyard.
17- She equips herself with strength (Spiritual, mental and physical fitness for her God-given task) and makes her arms strong.
18- She sees that her gain is good, Her lamp does not go out, but it burns continually through the night (she is prepared for whatever lies ahead).
19- She stretches out her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle (as she spins wool into thread for clothing).
20- She opens and extends her hand to the poor and she reaches out her filled hands to the needy.
21- She does not fear the snow for her household, for all in her household are clothes in expensive scarlet wool.
22- She makes for herself coverlets, cushions and rugs of tapestry. Her clothing is linen, pure and fine and purple wool.
23- Her husband is known in the city’s gates, when he sits among the elders of the land.
24- She makes fine linen garments and sells them and supplies sashes to the merchants.
25- Strength and dignity are her clothing and her position is strong and secure, and she smiles at the future knowing that she and her family are prepared.
26- She opens her mouth in skillful and Godly wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue, giving counsel and instruction.
27- She looks well to how things go in her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28- Her children rise up and call her blessed (happy, prosperous, to be admired), Her husband also, and he praises her saying,
29- Many daughters have done nobly and well with the strength of character that is steadfast in goodness, but you excel them all.
30- Charm and grace are deceptive and superficial beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord (reverently worshiping, obeying, serving and trusting Him with awe-filled respect, she shall be praised.
31- Give her of the product of her hands and let her own works praise her in the gates of the city.
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