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Eishet chayil mi yimtza ve-rachok mi-peninim michrah
Batach bah leiv ba’alah ve-shalal lo yech’sar.
Gemalat’hu tov ve-lo ra kol yemei chayeha.
Dar’eshah tzemer u’fishtim va-ta’as be-cheifetz kapeha.
Hay-eta ko-oniyos socheir mi-merchak tavi lachma.
Va-takam be’od laila va-titein teref le-veitah ve-chok le-na’aroteha.
Zamema sadeh va-tika’cheihu mi-peri chapeha nata karem.
Chag’erah ve-oz mat’neha va-te’ameitz zero’oteha.
Ta’ama ki tov sachra lo yich’beh ba-lailah neira.
Yadeha shilchah va-kishor ve-chapeha tamchu falech.
Kapah par’esa le-ani ve-yadeha shil’echah la-evyon.
Lo tira le-veita mi-shaleg ki chol beita lavush shanim.
Marvadim as’eta la sheish ve-argaman levusha.
Noda ba-she’arim ba’ala be-shivto im ziknei aretz.
Sadin as’eta va-timkor va-chagor nat’ena la-kena’ani.
Oz ve-hadar levusha va-tit’chak le-yom acharon.
Piha pat’echah ve-chachma ve-torat chesed al leshona.
Tzofiyah halichos beita ve-lechem atzlut lo tocheil.
Kamu vaneha va-ye’ash’eruha ba’ala va-yehal’elah
Rabot banot asu chayil vi-as alit al kulana.
Sheker ha-chein ve-hevel ha-yofi ishah yirat Adonoy hi tit’halal.
Tenu lah mi-pri yadeha vi-haleluha ba-she’arim ma’aseha.
A Woman of Valor, who can find? She is more precious than corals.
Her husband places his trust in her and profits only thereby.
She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.
She seeks out wool and flax and cheerfully does the work of her hands.
She is like the trading ships, bringing food from afar.
She gets up while it is still night to provide food for her household, and a fair share for her staff.
She considers a field and purchases it, and plants a vineyard with the fruit of her labors.
She invests herself with strength and makes her arms powerful.
She senses that her trade is profitable; her light does not go out at night.
She stretches out her hands to the distaff and her palms hold the spindle.
She opens her hands to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy.
She has no fear of the snow for her household, for all her household is dressed in fine clothing.
She makes her own bedspreads; her clothing is of fine linen and luxurious cloth.
Her husband is known at the gates, where he sits with the elders of the land.
She makes and sells linens; she supplies the merchants with sashes.
She is robed in strength and dignity, and she smiles at the future.
She opens her mouth with wisdom and a lesson of kindness is on her tongue.
She looks after the conduct of her household and never tastes the bread of laziness.
Her children rise up and make her happy; her husband praises her:
“Many women have excelled, but you excell them all!”
Grace is elusive and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears God — she shall be praised.
Give her credit for the fruit of her labors, and let her achievements praise her at the gates.
My reflections to blog:
One of my most favorite Friday night songs around the table. A woman of valor,eshet chayil, אשת חייל
Why do I love it? Because it brings me back to my childhood, because someone is taking the time and effort to give a hizzuk, a strengthening to a woman, because even though it woman doesn’t do all of what the Somme speaks of, a woman does a lot to keep the house going, her children taken care of, her husband, and the community! So, chalks ge yourself and sing it! And if there are no man at your household, sing it anyway for women hood of the world!