1. Subscriberduecer
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    06 Aug '09 18:41
    an interesting piece of scripture. Puts into light the role of women in the ancient society. Seems women have actually taken a few steps backward since then. Our wives are truly our better half...discuss

    10 Who can find a noble wife?
    She is worth far more than rubies.
    11 Her husband trusts her completely.
    She gives him all the important things he needs.
    12 She brings him good, not harm,
    all the days of her life.
    13 She chooses wool and flax.
    She loves to work with her hands.
    14 She is like the ships of traders.
    She brings her food from far away.
    15 She gets up while it is still dark.
    She provides food for her family.
    She also gives some to her female servants.
    16 She considers a field and buys it.
    She uses some of the money she earns to plant a vineyard.
    17 She gets ready to work hard.
    Her arms are strong.
    18 She sees that her trading earns a lot of money.
    Her lamp doesn't go out at night.
    19 With one hand she holds the wool.
    With the other she spins the thread.
    20 She opens her arms to those who are poor.
    She reaches out her hands to those who are needy.
    21 When it snows, she's not afraid for her family.
    All of them are dressed in the finest clothes.
    22 She makes her own bed coverings.
    She is dressed in fine linen and purple clothes.
    23 Her husband is respected at the city gate.
    There he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
    24 She makes linen clothes and sells them.
    She supplies belts to the traders.
    25 She puts on strength and honor as if they were her clothes.
    She can laugh at the days that are coming.
    26 She speaks wisely.
    She teaches faithfully.
    27 She watches over family matters.
    She is busy all the time.
    28 Her children stand up and call her blessed.
    Her husband also rises up, and he praises her.
    29 He says, "Many women do noble things.
    But you are better than all the others."
    30 Charm can fool you. Beauty fades.
    But a woman who has respect for the Lord should be praised.
    31 Give her the reward she has earned.
    Let everything she has done bring praise to her at the city gate.
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    06 Aug '09 19:181 edit
    Originally posted by duecer
    an interesting piece of scripture. Puts into light the role of women in the ancient society. Seems women have actually taken a few steps backward since then. Our wives are truly our better half...discuss
    Fantasies... Nothing more than male fantasies...
  3. Donationrwingett
    Ming the Merciless
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    06 Aug '09 19:18
    Originally posted by duecer
    an interesting piece of scripture. Puts into light the role of women in the ancient society. Seems women have actually taken a few steps backward since then. Our wives are truly our better half...discuss

    10 Who can find a noble wife?
    She is worth far more than rubies.
    11 Her husband trusts her completely.
    She gives him all the important ...[text shortened]... rd she has earned.
    Let everything she has done bring praise to her at the city gate.
    You can take any part of the bible, in isolation, and make it mean whatever you want. I don't think women had en enviable lot in ancient Israel.
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    06 Aug '09 19:541 edit
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Fantasies... Nothing more than male fantasies...
    actually its authorship according to the Bible is from a women, in respect of her son, the king, but hey she probably wasn't a women at all, but a transsexual working out his good house keeping fantasies, but you were not to know that right?

    (Proverbs 31:1-2) . . .The words of Lemuel the king, the weighty message that his mother gave to him in correction: What am I saying, O son of mine, and what, O son of my belly, and what, O son of my vows?
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    06 Aug '09 20:05
    Originally posted by duecer
    an interesting piece of scripture. Puts into light the role of women in the ancient society. Seems women have actually taken a few steps backward since then. Our wives are truly our better half...discuss

    10 Who can find a noble wife?
    She is worth far more than rubies.
    11 Her husband trusts her completely.
    She gives him all the important ...[text shortened]... rd she has earned.
    Let everything she has done bring praise to her at the city gate.
    its a beautiful passage duecer, showing the art of looking after a home and not only that it reflects the creators view that women are to be appreciated, respected and trusted.

    it is obvious that she is a hard and industrious worker, engages in real estate transactions, engages in manufacture and business, her words of wisdom are greatly appreciated, and she is highly esteemed by her husband, her children and God himself!
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    07 Aug '09 14:11
    sigh,, the good old days
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