“a woman who fears the Lord”

PROVERBS 31:30

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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This verse is part of the “vituous woman” proverb in which King Lemuel's mother describes qualities to be sought in a woman. This verse says the favoring people is to deceive and beauty is vanity. Yet a woman who fears the lord will be praised and honored. Earlier verses descibe her value as being greater than precious stones and how she is clothed in strength and honor.

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Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.

— Proverbs 31:30

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a woman אִשָּׁ֥ה A woman H802
that (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
feareth יִרְאַת Fearing; morally, reverent H3373
the Lord, יְ֝הוָ֗ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God H3068

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