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Ruth 4:11 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

11 All the people who were at the city gate, including the elders, said, “We are witnesses. May the Lord make the woman who is entering your house like Rachel and Leah, who together built the house of Israel. May you be powerful in Ephrathah and your name well known in Bethlehem.

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Proverbs 9:1 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

Wisdom versus Foolishness

Wisdom has built her house;
she has carved out her seven pillars.

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Proverbs 24:3 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

A house is built by wisdom,
and it is established by understanding;

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Proverbs 31:10-27 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

In Praise of a Wife of Noble Character

10 Who can find a wife of noble character?[a]
She is far more precious than jewels.[b]
11 The heart of her husband trusts in her,
and he will not lack anything good.
12 She rewards him with good, not evil,
all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
and works with willing hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from far away.
15 She rises while it is still night
and provides food for her household
and portions[c] for her female servants.
16 She evaluates a field and buys it;
she plants a vineyard with her earnings.[d]
17 She draws on her strength[e]
and reveals that her arms are strong.
18 She sees that her profits are good,
and her lamp never goes out at night.
19 She extends her hands to the spinning staff,
and her hands hold the spindle.
20 Her hands reach[f] out to the poor,
and she extends her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid for her household when it snows,
for all in her household are doubly clothed.[g]
22 She makes her own bed coverings;
her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is known at the city gates,
where he sits among the elders of the land.
24 She makes and sells linen garments;
she delivers belts[h] to the merchants.
25 Strength and honor are her clothing,
and she can laugh at the time to come.
26 Her mouth speaks wisdom,
and loving instruction[i] is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the activities of her household
and is never idle.[j]

Footnotes:

  1. 31:10 Or a wife of quality, or a capable wife
  2. 31:10 Vv. 10-31 form an acrostic.
  3. 31:15 Or tasks
  4. 31:16 Or vineyard by her own labors
  5. 31:17 Lit She wraps strength around her like a belt
  6. 31:20 Lit Her hand reaches
  7. 31:21 LXX, Vg; MT reads are dressed in scarlet
  8. 31:24 Or sashes
  9. 31:26 Or and the teaching of kindness
  10. 31:27 Lit and does not eat the bread of idleness
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