It’s hard to find the perfect wife! She is worth far more than jewels. Her husband depends on her. He will never be poor. She does good for her husband all her life. She never speaks disparagingly about him to others. She never shames him.
She is always gathering necessary supplies and enjoys making things with her hands. She’s creative and resourceful. She is like a ship from a faraway place. She brings home food from everywhere. She wakes up early in the morning, and cooks food for her family (or at least makes sure there’s cereal in the house).
She’s a working woman. She has a good head for money and business matters. She looks at land and buys it. She understands savings and investments, and is responsible with her money. She works very hard. She is strong and able to do all her work. She works late into the night to make sure her business earns a profit. She is very industrious and resourceful.
She always gives to the poor and helps those who need it. She doesn’t let fear make her stingy or self centered. She plans ahead. She does not worry about her family when winter comes. She has given them all good, warm clothes. She makes sure all the beds in her home are warm and comfortable. She’s not frumpy, but she takes care of herself and her appearance. She knows how to dress herself and her children well.
Her husband is a respected man and a leader wherever he works. She knows how to talk with business men and associates. She is a strong person, and people respect her. She looks to the future with confidence. Because of her planning, she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom and teaches others to be loving and kind. People listen to what she has to say.
She oversees the care of her house, assigning chores to the children and working hard herself. She is never lazy. Her children say good things about her. Her husband brags about her and says, “There are many good women, but you are the best.” Grace and charm can fool you. Beauty is only skin deep and won’t last forever, but a woman who respects the Lord should be praised. She deserves public recognition for all that she’s done! Give her applause and honor!