A Virteous Woman
she is worth more than rubies of any kind.
Her husband esteems her with love and respect
she manages her household without neglect.
Arising early she prepares her meals
and with great wisdom she buys herself a field.
She works willingly with her own hands
her business is profitable and is in demand.
She helps the poor and those in need
and prepares for her family with love indeed.
Covering of taperstry for her home she makes
and sews fine linen for her own sake.
Her husband is respected in the public place
she merchandises wisely with quiet grace.
The woman is clothed with honor and dignity
speaks with wisdom and quite charming is she.
Her children rises up and call her blessed
and her husband praises her resourcefulness.
For favor is deceitful and beauty is vain
but a God-fearing woman is of great gain.