10Who can find a virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies
11The heart of her husband safely trusts her,
So he will have no lack of gain.
12She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.
13She seeks wool and flax
And willingly works with her hands.
14She is like the merchant ships;
She brings her food from afar.
15She also rises while it is yet night
And provides food for her household
And portions for her maidens.
16She considers a field and buys it;
From her profits she plants a vineyard.
17She girds herself with strength
And strengthens her arms.
18She perceives that her merchandise is good;
And her lamp does not go out by night.
19She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
And her hand holds the spindle
20She extends her hand to the poor,
And she stretches out her hands to the needy.
21She is not afraid of the snow for her household,
For all her household are clothed with scarlet.
22She makes coverings for herself;
Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23Her husband is known in the gates,
When he sits among the elders of the land.
24She makes linen garments and sells them,
And supplies sashes for the merchants.
25Strength and honor are her clothing;
She shall rejoice in time to come.
Thank you Lord
26She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness
27She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
28Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her, saying: