Lord, Make me a virtuous woman ................................................................................ for I cannot do it myself...............
Pro 31:10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
Pro 31:11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
Pro 31:12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
Pro 31:13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
Pro 31:14 She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
Pro 31:15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
Pro 31:16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
Pro 31:17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
Pro 31:18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
Pro 31:19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
Pro 31:20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
Pro 31:21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
Pro 31:22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
Pro 31:23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
Pro 31:24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
Pro 31:25 Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
Pro 31:26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
Pro 31:27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
Pro 31:28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Pro 31:29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
Pro 31:30 Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
Pro 31:31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
Virtuous :: a force, means or other resources; an army, wealth, virtue, valor, strength, able,(great) forces, goods, host, might, power, riches, strength, strong, substance, train, (+) valiant (-ly), valour, virtuous (-ly), war, worthy (-ily).
1. Morally good; acting in conformity to the moral law; practicing the moral duties, and abstaining from vice; as a virtuous man.
2. Being in conformity to the moral or divine law; as a virtuous action; a virtuous life.
3. Chaste; applied to women.
A virtuous woman is far more valuable than rubies, the scripture says. Someone who is conformed to moral law or divine law. Chaste.
Because her husband trusts safely in her, he needs no one else. Literally the word spoil used in Prov. 31:11, means "booty, prey, spoil." He needs no other booty or prey-meaning, no other woman. She's willing to work with her hands. She seeks simple things. Not fancy or frivolous. In Verse 14, it means she gets up early in the morning or late, in the middle of the night, while everyone in her house is sleeping, she's seeking God for a word, for her family. Her children. Verse 16, She considers a field, (the Word of God, a treasure) and she buys into it, she hands on to it. With the reward of her hands, she plants a vineyard. She is seeking God for good seed to sow in the hearts of her family, and those around her. She girds her loins with the strength, (v. 17), she's digging into the Word of God, getting it in her heart, and standing on it. She's considered the field, the is taking possession of the promises in the Book, and it's making her spiritually strong. V. 18 She knows the Word is Good, and it's a light that doesn't go out when things get bad. She is trusting, in verse 19 the rod and staff of the Lord to be her comfort, the word distaff literally means a crutch. She reaches out in verse 20, to the poor, meaning in this verse, according to Strong's Hebrew Dicitonary, the depressed in mind or circumstances, the afflicted, the humble, needy and poor. Verse 21, she's not afraid of the cold for her household, because all of her household are covered, or clothed in the crimson blood of the Lamb. Her husband has the respect of those around him because his wife is this virtuous woman, a woman who has power with God. Who walks under the authority of God.
In verse 25, strength and honor are her clothing, she will have much to rejoice over in the future, when she reaps what she's sown. When she opens her mouth, in verse 26, her words are kind, her tongue is under control, the law of kindness rules there. Translated as it's used here, that means in the Strong's Hebrew, piety, beauty, favor, goodness, kind, loving, merciful, having pity, and mercy.
Verse 27: She looketh well to the ways of her house: She observes, waits, keeping watch over and looking out for her family, those under her care. She's like a watchman, prepared for the enemy when he tries to come in and do harm. She doesn't listen to or feed on idle words, or lies. She is not slothful.
Verse 28: Her children call her blessed, as used here, in the Strong's Hebrew, that means, straight, level headed, right, happy, honest. Her husband has nothing but good to say about her. He glories in her integrity and boasts over her. He is thankful for her goodness.
V. 30: Strong's Hebrew for Favor means graciousness, kindness, pleasant and precious, well-favored, beauty. A person can put on a sham, and lie and pretend to favor someone, but a woman that feareth, or reveres the Lord, morally reverent toward the Lord, shall be praised. By those around her.