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A Woman of Valor
Eshet ḥayil
 
 
 
 
 
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A WOMAN OF VALOR

Based on the English translation from The Holy Scriptures, The Jewish Publication Society, 1955

Eshet ḥayil mi yimtza?
A woman of valor who can find?—for her price is far above rubies.
She looks well to the ways of her household, and eats not the bread of idleness.
The heart of her husband trusts safely in her.
She does him good, she does him no evil.

She girds her loins with strength,
She strengthens her arms, stretches out her hands,
Yea, she reaches forth her hands to the needy.
Strength and honor clothe her, and she shall rejoice in time to come.

She opens her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
She stretches out her hand to the poor; yea, she reaches forth to the needy.
Her children call her blessed.

Grace is deceitful and beauty is vain,
But the woman who fears the Lord shall be praised.

Many daughters have done valiantly,
But you excel them all.