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Open your mouth, judge righteously,
plead the cause of the poor and needy.

A Woman of Valor

10 An accomplished woman who can find?
Her value is far beyond rubies.
11 Her husband’s heart trusts in her,
and he lacks nothing valuable.

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Speak up and judge fairly;
    defend the rights of the poor and needy.(A)

Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character

10 [a]A wife of noble character(B) who can find?(C)
    She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband(D) has full confidence in her
    and lacks nothing of value.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 31:10 Verses 10-31 are an acrostic poem, the verses of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.

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