30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last;
but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.
10 Who can find a virtuous and capable wife?
She is more precious than rubies.
11 Her husband can trust her,
and she will greatly enrich his life.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life. ...17 She is energetic and strong,
a hard worker.
18 She makes sure her dealings are profitable;
her lamp burns late into the night. ...20 She extends a helping hand to the poor
and opens her arms to the needy. ...25 She is clothed with strength and dignity,
and she laughs without fear of the future.
26 When she speaks, her words are wise,
and she gives instructions with kindness.
27 She carefully watches everything in her household
and suffers nothing from laziness. ...28 ... Her husband praises her:
29 "There are many virtuous and capable women in the world,
but you surpass them all!"