IT IS hard to find a good wife because she is worth more than rubis

Her husband trusts her completely with her, he has everything he needs.

She does him good and not harm for as long as she lives

She looks for wool and flax and likes to work with her hands

She is like a trader's ship bringing food from far away

She gets up while it is still dark and prepares food for her family and feeds her servant girls.

She inspects a field and buys it with money she earned, she plants a vineyard

She does her work with energy and her arms are strong

She knows that what she makes is good. Her lamp burns late into the night

She makes thread with her hands and weaves her own cloth.

She welcomes the poor and helps the needy

She does not worry about her family when it snows

Because they all have fine clothes to keep them warm.

She makes coverings for herself;

Her clothes are made of linen and other expensive materials

Her husband is known at the city meetings

Where he makes decisions as one of the leaders of the land

She makes linen clothes and sells them and provides belts to the merchants

She is strong and is respected by the people

She looks forward to the future with joy.

She speaks wise words and teaches others to be kind

She watches over her family and never wastes her time

Her children speak well of her, saying,

"There are many fine women, but you are better than all of them."

Charm can fool you, and beauty can trick you

But a woman who respects the Lord should be praised

Give her the reward she has earned

She should be praised in public for what she has done. (Proverbs 31:10-31)