Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.…
Whenever (said Dr. Johnson), whenever chance brings within my observation a knot of young ladies busy at their needles, I consider myself as in the school of virtue; and though I have no extraordinary skill in plain work or embroidery, I look upon their operations with as much satisfaction as their governess, because I regard them as providing a security against the most dangerous insnarers of the soul, by enabling them to exclude idleness from their solitary moments, and, with idleness, her attendant train of passions, fancies, chimeras, fears, sorrows, and desires.
Parallel VersesKJV: Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
WEB: Who can find a worthy woman? For her price is far above rubies.