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Proverbs 31:1-31 KJV
The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him. [

2] What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows?

[3] Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.

[4] It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:

[5] Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.

[6] Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.

[7] Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more. [

8] Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. [

9] Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy. [

10] Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

[11] The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. [

12] She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. [

13] She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. [

14] She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

[15] She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

[16] She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

[17] She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. [

18] She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. [

19] She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

[20] She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

[21] She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. [

22] She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

[23] Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. [

24] She maketh fine linen, and selleth it ; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

[25] Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

[26] She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. [

27] She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

[28] Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also , and he praiseth her.

[29] Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.

[30] Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord , she shall be praised.

[31] Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.