Proverbs 31:13-31 (The Message)

A good woman is hard to find, and worth far more than diamonds.
Her husband trusts her without reserve,
and never has reason to regret it.

Never spiteful, she treats him generously all her life long.
She shops around for the best yarns and cottons, and enjoys knitting and sewing.

She’s like a trading ship that sails to faraway places
and brings back exotic surprises.

She’s up before dawn, preparing breakfast
for her family and organizing her day.

She looks over a field and buys it,
then, with money she’s put aside, plants a garden.

First thing in the morning, she dresses for work, rolls up her sleeves, eager to get started.
She senses the worth of her work,
is in no hurry to call it quits for the day.

She’s skilled in the crafts of home and hearth, diligent in homemaking.
She’s quick to assist anyone in need, reaches out to help the poor.

She doesn’t worry about her family when it snows; their winter clothes are all mended and ready to wear.
She makes her own clothing, and dresses in colorful linens and silks.

Her husband is greatly respected
when he deliberates with the city fathers.
She designs gowns and sells them, brings the sweaters she knits to the dress shops.
Her clothes are well-made and elegant, and she always faces tomorrow with a smile.

When she speaks she has something worthwhile to say, and she always says it kindly.
She keeps an eye on everyone in her household, and keeps them all busy and productive.
Her children respect and bless her; her husband joins in
with words of praise:

“Many women have done wonderful things,
but you’ve outclassed them all!”

Charm can mislead and beauty soon fades.
The woman to be admired and praised is the woman who lives in the Fear-of-God.
Give her everything she deserves! Festoon her life with praises!

DeNiece of Organized Homemaking for Christ has made her very first video blog. In the video she demonstrates the joys of Proverbs 31 living. Be sure to stop by and be inspired.


  1. DeNiece Barnes says

    Hadias thanks for the wonderful comment you made about my first video blog on your site, it is a blessing to inspire others to live as a proverb women, and I enjoy everyday doing what the Lord wants of me, love the cooking, cleaning, dirty faces etc…. Hadias you yourself are a inspiration to women around the world and I thank you for your inspiration for all that you are doing here on your blog. Be blessed you are a dear heart.


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