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WHAT IS A PROVERBS 31 WOMAN?


What does the bible say?


A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.

PROVERBS 31:10


This woman did not actually exist. It was a list of virtues that a mother sent to her son to look for in a wife… King Lemuel (was this King Solomon by another name?)


The number one quality. – Virtuous.

Of course, a virtuous, faithful woman of God. However, they were not looking for some shrinking violet to sit at home and compliment him. There were many other attributes which they were looking for.


The rest of her qualities are listed next to the relevant verses:



A woman who fears the Lord is to be praised

Verse 30

1. Submits to God


She opens her arms to the poor

Verse 20

2. In service to others

3. Charitable

4. Helps those in need


She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for the task.

Verse 17

5. Hard worker

6. Strong mentally, physically and spiritually

7. Energetic


She gets up while it is still light

Verse 15

8. Early riser

9. Good time manager


She is clothed with strength and dignity

Verse 25

10. Full of endurance


Her husband has full confidence in her

Verse 11

11. Faithful


She watches over the affairs of her household

Verse 27

12. Homemaker


She considers a field and buys it

Verse 16

13. Wise with money


Out of her earnings she plants a vineyard

Verse 16

14. Discerning investor


She sees that her trading is profitable

Verse 18

15. Astute businesswoman


She provides food for her family

Verse 15

16. Provides well for her family


She makes linen garments

Verse24

17. Creates beauty


She is clothed in fine linen and purple

Verse 22

18. Dresses well in the finest clothes


She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue

Verse 26

19. Does not gossip

20. Non-judgemental

21. Wise



This estimable woman of virtue and grace is what we should all aspire to. To make the most of the gifts and blessings God has given us. It is important to remember that we are all made in the image of God. We must treat ourselves with true worth and honour. We should not allow the nagging self-critic to take hold. Instead, we need to pray to the Holy Spirit to help us make the most of the talents God has put at our disposal. It is important to pray to our Father that he helps us see his will for our lives. Then, always do our best knowing that everything we do has meaning and is for the glory of God.

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