3:13 - 4:3, 7-8a
A capable wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.
The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack
She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.
She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands.
She is like the ships of the merchant, she brings her food from
She rises while it is still night and provides food for her
household and tasks for her servant girls.
She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she
plants a vineyard.
She girds herself with strength, and makes her arms strong.
She perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp does
not go out at night.
She puts her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle.
She opens her hand to the poor, and reaches out her hands to the
She is not afraid for her household when it snows, for all her
household are clothed in crimson.
She makes herself coverings; her clothing is fine linen and
Her husband is known in the city gates, taking his seat among the
elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them; she supplies the merchant
Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time
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 happy; her husband too, and he
"Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the
LORD is to be praised.
Give her a share in the fruit of her hands, and let her works
praise her in the city gates.
1:1 Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or
take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers;
but their delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law they
meditate day and night.
They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their
fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that
they do, they prosper.
The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners
in the congregation of the righteous;
for the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of
the wicked will perish.
3:13 - 4:3, 7-8a
3:13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Show by your good
life that your works are done with gentleness born of wisdom.
But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts,
do not be boastful and false to the truth.
Such wisdom does not come down from above, but is earthly,
For where there is envy and selfish ambition, there will also be
disorder and wickedness of every kind.
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle,
willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without a trace
of partiality or hypocrisy.
And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace for those who make
Those conflicts and disputes among you, where do they come from?
Do they not come from your cravings that are at war within you?
You want something and do not have it; so you commit murder. And
you covet something and cannot obtain it; so you engage in
disputes and conflicts. You do not have, because you do not ask.
You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, in order to
spend what you get on your pleasures.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will
flee from you.
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.
9:30 They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did
not want anyone to know it;
for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, "The Son
of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him,
and three days after being killed, he will rise again."
But they did not understand what he was saying and were afraid to
Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked
them, "What were you arguing about on the way?"
But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one
another who was the greatest.
He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, "Whoever
wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all."
Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it
in his arms, he said to them,
"Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and
whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me."