Speak up,[a] judge righteously,(A)
and defend the cause of[b] the oppressed and needy.(B)

In Praise of a Capable Wife

10 Who can find a capable wife?[c](C)
She is far more precious than jewels.[d]
11 The heart of her husband trusts in her,
and he will not lack anything good.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 31:9 Lit Open your mouth
  2. Proverbs 31:9 Lit and justice for
  3. Proverbs 31:10 Or a wife of quality, or a wife of noble character
  4. Proverbs 31:10 Vv. 10-31 form an acrostic.

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