Proverbs 18:22; Proverbs 19:14; Proverbs 19:18; Proverbs 20:7; Proverbs 22:6; Proverbs 22:15; Proverbs 23:13–14; Proverbs 27:11; Proverbs 29:3; Proverbs 29:15; Proverbs 29:17; Proverbs 31:10–31

22  He who finds ua wife finds va good thing

and wobtains favor xfrom the Lord.


14  wHouse and wealth are inherited from fathers,

but a prudent wife is xfrom the Lord.


18  fDiscipline your son, for there is hope;

do not set your heart on gputting him to death.


The righteous who jwalks in his integrity

kblessed are his children after him!


wTrain up a child in the way he should go;

even when he is old he will not depart from it.


15  Folly is bound up in the heart of a child,

but nthe rod of discipline drives it far from him.


13  Do not withhold ndiscipline from a child;

oif you strike him with a rod, he will not die.

14  If you strike him with the rod,

you will psave his soul from Sheol.


11  jBe wise, kmy son, and lmake my heart glad,

that I may manswer him who reproaches me.


He who eloves wisdom makes his father glad,

but fa companion of prostitutes gsquanders his wealth.


15  vThe rod and reproof give wisdom,

but a child left to himself wbrings shame to his mother.


17  yDiscipline your son, and he will give you rest;

he will give delight to your heart.


The Woman Who Fears the Lord

10  1 uAn excellent wife who can find?

She is far more precious than vjewels.

11  The heart of her husband trusts in her,

and he will have no lack of gain.

12  She does him good, and not harm,

all the days of her life.

13  She wseeks wool and flax,

and works with willing hands.

14  She is like the ships of the merchant;

she brings her food from afar.

15  She xrises while it is yet night

and yprovides food for her household

and portions for her maidens.

16  She considers a field and buys it;

with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.

17  She zdresses herself2 with strength

and makes her arms strong.

18  She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.

Her lamp does not go out at night.

19  She puts her hands to the distaff,

and her hands hold the spindle.

20  She aopens her hand to bthe poor

and reaches out her hands to bthe needy.

21  She is not afraid of snow for her household,

for all her household are clothed in cscarlet.3

22  She makes dbed coverings for herself;

her clothing is efine linen and fpurple.

23  Her husband is known in gthe gates

when he sits among the elders of the land.

24  She makes hlinen garments and sells them;

she delivers sashes to the merchant.

25  iStrength and dignity are her clothing,

and she laughs at the time to come.

26  She opens her mouth with wisdom,

and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

27  She looks well to the ways of her household

and does not eat the bread of idleness.

28  Her children rise up and call her blessed;

her husband also, and he praises her:

29  Many jwomen have done kexcellently,

but you surpass them all.

30  lCharm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,

but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

31  Give her of the fruit of her hands,

and let her works praise her in the gates.