Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Pre New Testament Writting


                                   ~ A Good Wife ~
  •     Happy is the man that hath a virtuous wife: for the number of his years shall be double.   An honest woman maketh her husband a joyful man, and she shall fill the years of his life in peace.   A virtuous woman is a noble gift, which shall be given for a good portion unto such as fear God:  Whether a man be rich or poor, he may have ever a merry heart, & a cheerful countenance.   
  • There be three things that mine heart fears; and for the fourth I was sore afraid: the slander of a city, the gathering together of an unruly multitude, and a false accusation: all these are worse than death. But a grief of heart and sorrow is a woman that is jealous over another woman, and a woman that tells out all things, is a scourge of the tongue. An evil wife is a yoke shaken to and fro: he that hath hold of her is as though he held a scorpion.
  •    A drunken woman is a great plague: for she can not cover her own shame.   The whoredom of a woman may be known in the pride of her eyes and eye lids.  
 If thy daughter be  shameless, keep her in straightly, lest she abuse her self through over much liberty.   Beware of all the dishonesty of her eyes, & marvel not if she trespass against you. As a way faring man that is thirsty, when he hath found a well drinks of every water: so will she sit down by every hedge, and make her self common to every man that passes by.  (Another translation reads;
She will sit down before every tent peg And open her quiver to any arrow) {So sadly true this is.}
                                  ~A Blessed Wife~
  •   The grace of a wife delights her husband, and her wisdom will fatten his bones. A silent and loving woman is a gift of the Lord; and there is nothing so much worth as a mind well instructed. (another translation reads: A woman of few words is a gift of God: to all nurtured minds may nothing be compared.) An honest and mannerly woman is a gift above other gifts: and there is no scale adequate to weigh a self-controlled soul. 
  Like as the sun when it arises, is an ornament in the high heaven of the Lord: so is a virtuous wife the beauty of all her house.  Like as the clear light is upon the holy candlestick: so is the beauty of the face upon an honest body.   Like as the golden pillars are upon the sockets of silver: so are the fair feet upon a woman that hath a constant mind.  Perpetual are the foundations that be laid upon a whole stony rock: so are the commandments of God upon the heart of an holy woman. ...
                                   ~ Evil vs. Good ~
  •    An harlot shall be accounted as spittle; but a married woman is a tower against death to her husband.   A wicked woman is given as a portion to a wicked man: but a godly woman is given to him that fears the Lord.  A dishonest woman contemns shame: {She doesn't discern the blessedness of having a sense of shame; she scorns the idea of feeling shame} but an honest woman will reverence her husband. A shameless woman shall be counted as a dog; but she that is shamefaced will fear the Lord.  A woman that honors her husband shall be judged wise of all; but she that dishonors him in her pride shall be counted ungodly of all.

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  1. proverbs 31:10-31
    Who can find a capable* wife?+

    Her value is far more than that of corals.*

    ב [Beth]

    11 Her husband trusts her from his heart,

    And he lacks nothing of value.

    ג [Gimel]

    12 She rewards him with good, not bad,

    All the days of her life.

    ד [Daleth]

    13 She obtains wool and linen;

    She delights to work with her hands.+

    ה [He]

    14 She is like the ships of a merchant,+

    Bringing her food in from afar.

    ו [Waw]

    15 She also rises while it is still night,

    Providing food for her household

    And portions for her female servants.+

    ז [Zayin]

    16 She sets her mind on a field and buys it;

    She plants a vineyard from her own labors.*

    ח [Heth]

    17 She prepares herself for hard work,*+

    And she strengthens her arms.

    ט [Teth]

    18 She sees that her trading is profitable;

    Her lamp does not go out at night.

    י [Yod]

    19 Her hands seize the distaff,

    And her hands take hold of the spindle.*+

    כ [Kaph]

    20 She extends her palm to the lowly one,

    And she opens her hands to the poor.+

    ל [Lamed]

    21 She does not worry about her household because of the snow,

    For her whole household is clothed in warm* garments.

    מ [Mem]

    22 She makes her own bed covers.

    Her clothing is of linen and purple wool.

    נ [Nun]

    23 Her husband is well-known in the city gates,+

    Where he sits among the elders of the land.

    ס [Samekh]

    24 She makes and sells linen garments*

    And supplies belts to the merchants.

    ע [Ayin]

    25 She is clothed with strength and splendor,

    And she looks to the future with confidence.*

    פ [Pe]

    26 She opens her mouth in wisdom;+

    The law of kindness* is on her tongue.

    צ [Tsade]

    27 She watches over the activity of her household,

    And the bread of laziness she does not eat.+

    ק [Qoph]

    28 Her children rise up and declare her happy;

    Her husband rises up and praises her.

    ר [Resh]

    29 There are many capable* women,

    But you—you surpass them all.

    ש [Shin]

    30 Charm may be false, and beauty may be fleeting,*+

    But the woman who fears Jehovah will be praised.+

    ת [Taw]

    31 Give her the reward for what she does,*+

    And let her works praise her in the city gates.+