The Proverbs 31 Woman

PROVERBS 31 WOMAN. Posted 061716.   

Beloved,  

It is written in Proverbs 31: The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him. What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows? Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings. It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink: Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted. Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more. Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy. Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates. 

Following are verses in the Bible about a Godly Woman:  

Godly Woman:  

Titus 2:3-5 - The aged women likewise, that [they be] in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;   (Read More...) 

1 Peter 3:1 - Likewise, ye wives, [be] in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; 

Galatians 5:16 - [This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 

Proverbs 3:5 - Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 

Titus 2:1-5 - But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:   (Read More...) 

1 Corinthians 11:3 - But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman [is] the man; and the head of Christ [is] God. 

1 Corinthians 11:8-9 - For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man.   (Read More...) 

Proverbs 1:7 - The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of knowledge: [but] fools despise wisdom and instruction. 

Colossians 3:18 - Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. 

Ephesians 5:25 - Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 

Titus 3:1-15 - Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,   (Read More...) 

Titus 2:4 - That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 

Galatians 3:28 - There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. 

1 Peter 3:4 - But [let it be] the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, [even the ornament] of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. 

Woman's Body:  

1 Corinthians 7:4 - The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. 

1 Timothy 2:9-10 - In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;   (Read More...) 

Mark 5:25-34 - And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,   (Read More...) 

1 Peter 3:3 - Whose adorning let it not be that outward [adorning] of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; 

Woman's Dressing:  

1 Timothy 2:9 - In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; 

Deuteronomy 22:5 - The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so [are] abomination unto the LORD thy God. 

1 Timothy 2:9-10 - In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;   (Read More...) 

1 Corinthians 11:5-10 - But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with [her] head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.   (Read More...) 

1 Corinthians 11:6 - For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. 

Romans 12:1-2 - I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service.   (Read More...) 

1 Timothy 2:11 - Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. 

1 Peter 3:3 - Whose adorning let it not be that outward [adorning] of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; 

Colossians 3:2 - Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 

Titus 2:6 - Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded. 

Philippians 4:8 - Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] lovely, whatsoever things [are] of good report; if [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise, think on these things. 

1 Timothy 5:1-3 - Rebuke not an elder, but intreat [him] as a father; [and] the younger men as brethren;   (Read More...) 

2 Timothy 3:16-17 - All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:   (Read More...) 

1 Thessalonians 4:4-6 - That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;   (Read More...)

THE PROVERBS 31 WOMAN 

Poem written by Deborah Taylor., based on Proverbs 31.  

  

She’s a virtuous woman, 

Worth more than rubies. 

Her husband is blessed, 

She honors her duties. 

  

She treats him good, 

Every single day. 

She allows no evil, 

To get in her way. 

  

She works with her hands, 

And helps her spouse; 

She provides for all, 

Who live in her house. 

  

She rises early, 

Works very hard. 

She sows, cooks, 

And plants a vineyard. 

  

She cares for the needy, 

And the poor. 

To her, helping others, 

Is not a chore.  

  

Her family is dressed, 

In silk and purple. 

She treats everyone, 

Like they are royal. 

  

She’s never idle, 

And never unkind. 

She fears the Lord, 

She’s very refined. 

  

Her husband is known, 

By her reputation. 

She should be honored, 

With much celebration. 

  

(© 2013 Deborah Taylor  – All rights reserved. Written material may not be duplicated without permission.)