"MANY DAUGHTERS HAVE DONE VIRTUOUSLY,

   BUT THOU; EXCELLEST THEM ALL."

   PROVERBS 31:29

 

 

The Bible's Model.

The Bible's model; of a good wife.

PROVERBS 31:1-31

"Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. 11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. 12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. 13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. 14 She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar. 15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. 16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. 17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. 18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. 19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. 20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. 21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. 22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. 23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. 24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. 25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. 26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. 27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. 28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. 29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. 30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. 31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates."

 

The Qualities of The Proverbs 31 Woman.

1. Virtuous.

Hebrew Word = Chayil.

Definition = Strength, might, efficiency, wealth, army.

Meaning = This is a woman connected to God, fulfilling the destiny she was born

for - with excellence; both spiritually and physically.

PROVERBS 31:10

"Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies."

 

2. Trusted.

Hebrew Word = Batach.

Definition = Confidence, security, safety.

Meaning = The person of her husband is not anxious, about her character and

the effects she will have - on his being and life.

Her husband completely trusts her.

Eve lacked this quality. She did not live the life God commanded, and infested

her husband Adam - to his own death.

This also refers to God putting trust in his people.

PROVERBS 31:11

"The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil."

 

3. Good.

Hebrew Word = Towb.

Definition = Pleasant, agreeable, happy.

Meaning = This woman does bountifully to her husband; things of - pleasantness,

agreeableness and happiness.

She does no evil to her husband - all the days of her life.

This also refers to the Bride of Christ, and their relationship with the Trinity - doing

them good, and not evil - all the days of their life.

PROVERBS 31:12

"She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life."

 

4. Works.

Hebrew Word = Asah.

Meaning = To accomplish, produce - with effect.

Definition = This woman delights and takes pleasure, in working willingly - to

produce and accomplish; with her own hands.

Both in the physical realm, and the spiritual dimension.

PROVERBS 31:13

"She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands."

 

5. Food.

Hebrew Word = Lechem.

Definition = Food, bread, grain.

Meaning = This woman is not slothful. She is a seeker of natural food, for her household;

as well as spiritual food.

PROVERBS 31:14

"She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar."

 

6. Giver.

Hebrew Word = Dotēs.

Definition = A bestower.

Meaning = This woman is a God seeker, rising early to glean from the Word, and to

bestow her knowledge to her household; for their welfare.

This also is a woman that provides the natural needs of those, in her care.

PROVERBS 31:15

"She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion

to her maidens."

 

7.Wise.

Hebrew Word = Chakam.

Definition = Ethically and religiously - prudent.

Meaning = This woman knows the real value of life. This woman is not deceived by the

deceitfulness of riches, but holds fast the desires of - The Almighty God.

This woman found the true pearl of great price, and forsook the world - for the souls of men.

This woman has a vineyard within - The Kingdom, with her Lord - for his earth.

PROVERBS 31:16

"She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard."

 

8. Doer.

Hebrew Word = Poiētēs.

Definition = An obedient producer, maker, author.

Meaning = This woman wears the full armour of God. She understands her duties, as a

citizen within - The Kingdom of God.

This woman also, is one who attends to her physical body - by means of exercise.

PROVERBS 31:17

"She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms."

 

9. Discretion.

Hebrew Word = Mĕzimmah.

Definition = Purposeful.

Meaning = This woman discerns that her fruit is good; which is - the product of her being,

her person.

This woman's spirit is not tainted, and put into darkness - by sin.

PROVERBS 31:18

"She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night."

 

10. Intent.

Greek Word = Eis.

Definition = Towards and into.

Meaning = This woman intentionally lays hold onto - The Straight and Narrow life.

She realizes this is the only road, that God accepts.

She knows that this is the only life, that is life.

PROVERBS 31:19

"She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff."

 

11. Abundant.

Greek Word = Perisseuō.

Definition = Abounding and overflowing, with greatness.

Meaning = This woman exceeds, in overflow of goodness; to the physically and

spiritually impoverished.

PROVERBS 31:20

"She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy."

 

12. Faith.

Greek Word = Pistis.

Definition = The conviction and knowing of - reality.

Meaning = This woman is not afraid of the times of coolness, within her life.

This woman knows that God is a covenant keeping God, and will perform his word;

concerning her life.

PROVERBS 31:21

"She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed

with scarlet."

 

13. Knowledge.

Hebrew Word = Da`ath.

Definition = Perception, skill, understanding.

Meaning = This woman knows to cover herself in the blood of Jesus, not in fig leaves.

Her life is one of Holiness and Royalty.

PROVERBS 31:22

"She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple."

 

14. Royal.

Hebrew Word = Basileios.

Definition = Kingly and regal.

Meaning = This woman's husband is in the royal place, of the kings;

within - The Kingdom of God.

Through this woman, God is known.

PROVERBS 31:23

"Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land."

 

15. Servant.

Greek Word = Doulos.

Definition = Those whose service is used by Christ, in extending and advancing;

his cause among men. Those who deny themselves, their interests

and desires, for the call of Christ.

Meaning = This woman being full of God's Spirit, produces knowledge and wisdom;

for creation's benefit.

PROVERBS 31:24

"She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant."

 

16. Disciple.

Greek Word = Mathētēs.

Definition = Student, learner, follower.

Meaning = This woman is a disciple of Christ. Christ is her strength. She endures

and continues forward - for the joy set before her.

PROVERBS 31:25

"Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come."

 

17. Teacher.

Greek Word = Didaskalos.   

Definition = One showing the way to salvation, with the duties of man.

Meaning =  This woman instructs with wisdom; which is - The Fear of The Lord.

She speaks with goodness and faithfulness; without reproach.

PROVERBS 31:26

"She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness."

 

18. Watchman.

Hebrew Word = Tsaphah.

Definition = To observe, to keep watch - closely.

Meaning = This woman is not complacent about her duty, of keeping her home

spiritually and physically safe.

There is nothing slothful within or about her.

PROVERBS 31:27

"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness."

 

19. Righteous.

Hebrew Word = Tsaddiyq.

Definition = Just, correct, lawful.

Meaning = This woman lived her life, not only for herself - but for the wellbeing of

her children, both physical and spiritual.

This woman knew that the seed of the righteous, would most certainly be delivered.

Her husband's praises were the result of her life, along with her children's salvation.

PROVERBS 31:28

"Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her."

 

20. Pure.

Greek Word = Hagnos.

Definition = Sacred, chaste, modest, clean.

Meaning = This woman considered The Lord, more important than herself. She laid

down her life, for her friends.

PROVERBS 31:29

"Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all."

 

21. Respect.

Greek Word = Apoblepō.

Definition = To turn the eyes away from other things, and fix them on some - one thing.

Meaning =This woman chose to live her life, in - The Fear of The Lord; loving, caring and

respecting her God and Father.

PROVERBS 31:30

"Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall

be praised."

 

22. Receive.

Hebrew Word = Laqach.

Definition = To acquire, by someone adding to.

Meaning = This woman received from the hand of The Lord, the promises of her

hard work.

PROVERBS 31:31

"Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates."

 

ENJOY YOUR JOURNEY.

ANN ELIZABETH

REALORON FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

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