I'll give a reference.. proverbs 31: 10 - 31
Proverbs 31:10-31 (King James Version)
10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
14 She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
I'll break this down because lots of people have trouble with the king James version
( this will go over well LOL )
A woman's worth is above rubies IF she can -
10-12, be true, faithful and good to her husband
13, she gets the raw materials and makes the families clothes from scratch
14, seeks out the best foods even from distance places or cost
15, feeds her husband and servants meat (which was a treat)
16, she buys a field with her own money and starts farming for her family
17, she works out to stay healthy
18, she buys only the best stuff for her family
19, again, she used her sewing machine
20, gives to the poor and helps the needy
21, she's not afraid of snow because her family has the best quality warm clothing
22, She wears only the best clothes for her family and man - which she also made
23, she talks well of her husband so much so that everyone knows and respects him
24, she even sells those fine clothes she makes for profit
25, she is strong willed with honor
26, she is very smart, wise and abides by and teaches the law to her family
27, she's diligent to do her work and not be lazy
28, her kids and hubby adore and praise her
29, she is the best of the best of the best of any woman in her families eyes.
30, she doesn't play games of favor or vanity but serves the lord
31, she can hold her own showing all that she can do this job and provide for her family as a woman should.
All of this she did with her own money that she made for this purpose.
Now again I ask you.. who can find a virtuous woman? LOL That is a tall order - and yet.. these men of god had such women. Is there even ONE on ATS
edit on 4-5-2013 by JohnPhoenix because: sp