Eshet Chayil is the praising of the woman of Valor‚ the Jewish wife.
Who can find a woman of valor‚ Eshet Chayil in Hebrew‚ is the question in a twenty-two verse poem with which King Solomon concludes the book of Proverbs 31. This Eshet Chayil verse is actually an idealized hymn for the perfect wife and is often interpreted to refer to the Shechina‚ Shabbat itself‚ and the Torah.
The Eshet Chayil poem is constructed in an acrostic arrangement thus it starts with the letter Alef the second verse with the letter Beit and ends with the letter Taf.
This hymn is recited on Friday evenings‚ after returning from synagogue and singing Shalom Aleichem and before sitting down to the Shabbat evening meal. Many Israeli artists especially women artists have illustrated the Eshet Chayil text. Here you'll find artistic illustrations to this Eyshet Chayil biblical text. The Eshet Chayil the blessing for one's wife is a lovely text that your special woman will love to get.
As you can see this Eshet Chayil text was illustrated and illuminated by many artists. An Eshet Chayil art piece is a perfect gift for a wife or a woman you'd like to show your appreciation to.
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The Hebrew Eshet Chayil verse read every Friday night has 22 starting with the letter aleph and that each with the next aleph Beth letter is beautiful. Here the Eshet Chayil translation.
A woman of valor‚ who can find' Far beyond pearls is her value. Her husband's heart trusts in her and he shall lack no fortune.
She repays his good‚ but never his harm‚ all the days of her life. She seeks out wool and linen‚ and her hands work willingly.
She is like a merchant's ships; from afar she brings her sustenance. She rises while it is still nighttime‚ and gives food to her household and a ration to her maids.
She considers a field and buys it; from the fruit of her handiwork she plants a vineyard. She girds her loins with might and strengthens her arms.
She senses that her enterprise is good‚ so her lamp is not extinguished at night. She puts her hand to the distaff‚ and her palms support the spindle.
She spreads out her palm to the poor and extends her hands to the destitute. She fears not snow for her household‚ for her entire household is clothed with scarlet wool.
Bedspreads she makes herself; linen and purple wool are her clothing. Well-known at the gates is her husband as he sits with the elders of the land.
Garments she makes and sells‚ and she delivers a belt to the peddler. Strength and splendor are her clothing‚ and smilingly she awaits her last day.
She opens her mouth with Wisdom‚ and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She anticipates the needs of her household and the bread of idleness‚ she does not eat
Her children rise and celebrate her; and her husband‚ he praises her: Many daughters have attained valor‚ but you have surpassed them all.
False is grace‚ and vain is beauty; a G-d-fearing woman‚ she should be praised.
Give her the fruit of her hands‚ and she will be praised at the gates by her very own deeds.
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