Proverbs 31
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1THE words of Moael, a king and prophet, which his mother taught him, saying,

2Oh my son! Oh the son of my womb! Oh the son of my vows!

3Give not your strength to women, nor your ways to the extravagance of kings.

4Of kings, O Moael, be careful of kings who drink wine; and of princes who drink strong drink,

5Lest you drink and forget the law and forsake the judgment of the afflicted.

6Let strong drink be given to those who mourn, and wine to those who are of heavy heart,

7That they may drink, and forget their sorrows, and remember their miseries no more.

8Open your mouth with words of truth, and judge all the sons of the wicked.

9Open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

10Who can find a diligent woman? For her price is far above rubies.

11The heart of her husband safely trusts in her, and her food supplies never diminish.

12She does him good and not evil all the days of her life.

13She seeks wool and linen, and works willingly with her hands.

14She is like the merchant's ship, she brings her merchandise from afar.

15She rises also while it is yet night, and gives food to her household and work to her maids.

16She considers a field, and buys it: with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.

17She girds her loins with strength, and strengthens her arms.

18She perceives that her merchandise is good; her lamp does not go out all night.

19She stretches out her arms diligently, and puts her hands to the spindle.

20She stretches out her hands to the poor; yea, she stretches forth her arms to the needy.

21The members of her household are not afraid of snow; for all of them are clothed with scarlet.

22She makes herself a covering of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

23Her husband is known in cities, when he sits among the elders of the land.

24She makes fine linen, and sells it; and delivers girdles to the merchants.

25Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

26She opens her mouth with wisdom; and upon her tongue is the law of kindness.

27The ways of her household are above reproach, and she does not eat the bread of idleness.

28Her children rise up and call her blessed; and her husband also praises her.

29Many daughters have become rich, but you have excelled them all.

30Comeliness is deceitful and beauty is vain; but a woman who reverences the LORD shall be praised.

31Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gate.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

Proverbs 30
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