Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” …
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
“Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
My son, keep your father’s commandment, and forsake not your mother’s teaching.
“Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise),
Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding. The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him. Let your father and mother be glad; let her who bore you rejoice.