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Proverbs 31:28-31an ideal woman in history (part 4)

We have reached the last part of reading the story of a perfect woman in history.

In the last episode we read that she carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness. We now see how the famous account in Proverbs 31 concluded on this woman:

  1. How her family views her: They applaud her. The children give her a standing ovation!
  2. How her husband views her: He really admires her. In the ancient society women had no social status whatsoever. This woman’s husband is well known and one of the civic leaders of the community. He sits and counsels others at the place of honor (the city gates) with other important officials. Yet he praises her openly. Amazing woman.
  3. What does he praise her for? She is the best of all virtuous and capable women in the world!
  4.  To sum up her virtue: She is godly and her character as evidenced by her deeds publicly witness her worth in the eyes of God and man.

_____________Bible verses: Proverbs 31:28-31

28 Her children stand and bless her.
    Her husband praises her:
29 “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world,
    but you surpass them all!”

30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last;
    but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.
31 Reward her for all she has done.
    Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.

Footnotes:

  1. 31:1 Or of Lemuel, king of Massa; or of King Lemuel, an oracle.
  2. 31:10 Verses 10-31 comprise a Hebrew acrostic poem; each verse begins with a successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
  3. 31:21 As in Greek and Latin versions; Hebrew reads scarlet.
Proverbs 31 virtuous woman
Proverbs 31 virtuous woman
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