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10A truly good wifeis the most precious treasurea man can find! 11Her husband depends on her,and she neverlets him down. 12She is good to himevery day of her life, 13and with her own handsshe gladly makes clothes. 14She is like a sailing shipthat brings foodfrom across the sea. 15She gets up before daylightto prepare food for her familyand for her servants.#31.15 and … servants: Or “and to tell her servants what to do.” 16She knows how to buy landand how to plant a vineyard, 17and she always works hard. 18She knows when to buy or sell,and she stays busyuntil late at night. 19She spins her own cloth, 20and she helps the poorand the needy. 21Her family has warm clothing,and so she doesn't worrywhen it snows. 22She does her own sewing,and everything she wearsis beautiful. 23Her husband is a well-knownand respected leaderin the city. 24She makes clothes to sellto the shop owners. 25She is strong and graceful,#31.25 She … graceful: Or “The clothes she makes are attractive and of good quality.”as well as cheerfulabout the future. 26Her words are sensible,and her adviceis thoughtful. 27She takes good careof her familyand is never lazy. 28Her children praise her,and with great prideher husband says, 29“There are many good women,but you are the best!” 30Charm can be deceiving,and beauty fades away,but a womanwho honors the Lorddeserves to be praised. 31Show her respect—praise her in publicfor what she has done.