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  • Writer's pictureMandella Green

Proverb 31: of a Virtuous Woman

Updated: Jan 13, 2022



Composed in 1880 by Antonin Dvorák (1841-1904), text by Adolf Heyduk(1835-1923), performed by Australian singer Nellie Melba (1861-1931) in 1916.

This YOUTUBE Version is sung by Anna Netrebko

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“The Spirit of God was fluttering over the face of the deep.

Margaret Barker,

The Mother of the Lord, pg. 331

ELOHIM is a Plural!

26Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness, to rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, and over all the earth itself and every creature that crawls upon it.”

27So God created man in His own image;

in the image of God He created him;

male and female He created them.e

Gen 2:22-25:

And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

3:1Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field that the LORD God had made.

Job 39:8

Who fenced in with doors, the sea, when it burst forth from the womb and came out?

When I appointed the clouds to be it’s garment and made thick darkness, or heavy clouds to be it’s swaddling band? When I said you may come this far and no farther? And here your majestic waves/billows must stop. (My translation)

16Have you journeyed to the vents of the sea

or walked in the trenches of the deep?

17Have the gates of death been revealed to you?

Have you seen the gates of the shadow of death?

18Have you surveyed the extent of the earth?

Tell Me, if you know all this.

19Where is the way to the home of light?

Do you know where darkness resides,

20so you can lead it back to its border?

Do you know the paths to its home?

21Surely you know, for you were already born!

And the number of your days is great!

22Have you entered the storehouses of snow

or observed the storehouses of hail,

23which I hold in reserve for times of trouble,

for the day of war and battle?

24In which direction is the lightning dispersed,

or the east wind scattered over the earth?

25Who cuts a channel for the flood

or clears a path for the thunderbolt,

26to bring rain on a barren land,

on a desert where no man lives,

27to satisfy the parched wasteland

and make it sprout with tender grass?

28Does the rain have a father?

Who has begotten the drops of dew?

29From whose womb does the ice emerge?

Who gives birth to the frost from heaven,

30when the waters become hard as stone

and the surface of the deep is frozen?

31Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades

or loosen the belt of Orion?

32Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasonse

or lead out the Bearf and her cubs?

33Do you know the laws of the heavens?

Can you set their dominion over the earth?

34Can you command the clouds

so that a flood of water covers you?

35Can you send the lightning bolts on their way?

Do they report to you, ‘Here we are’?

36Who has put wisdom in the heartg

or given understanding to the mind?

37Who has the wisdom to count the clouds?

Or who can tilt the water jars of the heavens

38when the dust hardens into a mass

and the clods of earth stick together?

39Can you hunt the prey for a lioness

or satisfy the hunger of young lions

40when they crouch in their dens

and lie in wait in the thicket?

41Who provides food for the raven

when its young cry out to God

as they wander about for lack of food?

PROVERBS 8 (My Translation)

1Does not wisdom call out,

and understanding give out her voice?

2At the top/head of the heights beside the way,

The house where the paths meet, she takes her stand.

3Beside the gates of the opening,

at the entrances she cries out:

4“To you, O men, I call,

and my voice is to the sons of men.

5understnad simple ones craftiness/prudence, l

And fools, understand/discrening heart.

6Listen, for I speak of princely things,

and the opening of my lips will balance/even out/right.

7For my mouth will speak truth,

and wickedness is disgusting to my lips.

8All the words of my mouth are righteous;

none are twisted or crooked.

9They are all plain to the discerning,

and upright to those who find knowledge.

10Receive my instruction/correction instead of silver,

and knowledge rather than choice gold.

11For wisdom is more precious than pearls/jewels,

And all the things one may desire/take delight compares with her.

12I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence, עָרְמָה (ormah)(crafityness)

and I find knowledge and purpose.

13The Fear the LORD is to hate evil;

arrogant pride and evil are the way of evil and I hate a perverse mouth

14to me is Counsel (root of tree) and advancement are mine;

I am understanding and I have strength.

15By me kings reign,

and rulers enact righteousness;

16By me princes rule,

and princes govern justly.b

17I love those who love me,

and those who seek me early shall find me.

18With me are riches and glory,

enduring eiches and righteousness.

19My fruit is better than diligence, pure gold,

and my harvest surpasses choice silver.

20I traverse the way of righteousness,

In the midst of the paths of justice,

21bestowing wealth/existence on those who love me

making their treasuries/storehouses full.

22The LORD posessed me at the beginning of his way

before His works of old.

23From everlasting I was established/poured out,

from the beginning, before the earth began.

24When there were no depths, I was brought forth,

when no springs ere abounding with water.

25Before the mountains were settled,

before the hills, I danced (twisted),

26before He made the land or fields,

or any of the dust of the earth.

27I was there when He established the heavens,

when He inscribed a circle on the face of the deep,

28when He established the clouds above,

when the fountains of the deep gushed forth,

29when He set a boundary for the sea,

so that the waters would not surpass His command,

when He marked out the foundations of the earth.

30Then I was a master architect at His side,

and His delightd day by day,

laughing/playing/always in His presence.

31I was rejoicing in His whole world,

delighting together in the sons of men.

32Now therefore, my sons, listen to me,

for blessed (ASHERI) are those who keep my ways/paths.

33Hear instruction and wisdom;

do not ignore/let it go it.

34Blessed is the man who listens to me,

Standing watch daily at my posts of my entrances (temple Pillars).

35For whoever finds me finds life

and obtains the favor of the LORD.

36But he who fails to find me brings violence to himself;

all who hate me love death.”

1Wisdom has built her house;

she has carved outa her seven pillars.

2She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine;

she has also set her table.

3She has sent out her maidservants;

she calls out from the heights of the city.

4“Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!”

she says to him who lacks judgment.

5“Come, eat my bread

and drink the wine I have mixed.

6Leave your folly behind, and you will live;

walk in the way of understanding.”...

10The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,

and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

11For through wisdom your days will be multiplied,

and years will be added to your life.

12If you are wise, you are wise to your own advantage;

but if you scoff, you alone will bear the consequences.

"Songs My Mother Taught Me" (Czech: Když mne stará matka zpívat učívala; German: Als die alte Mutter sang) is a song for voice and piano written in 1880 by Antonín Dvořák. It is the fourth of seven songs from his cycle Gypsy Songs (Czech: Cigánské melodie), B. 104, Op. 55. The Gypsy Songs are set to poems by Adolf Heyduk in both Czech and German.

Songs my mother taught me, In the days long vanished;

Seldom from her eyelids were the teardrops banished.

Now I teach my children, each melodious measure.

Oft the tears are flowing, oft they flow from my memory's treasure.

HOW DO ThesE MELODIES SHOW UP IN YOUR LIFE? Do you hear her song?

“There is an exalted woman, the Mother of your spirit, who cares, instructs, and watches over you, who is helping govern the universe. There is someone on your side, urging you to become all you can be, who sent Her son along with the Father to help show you the way...There is a woman who shaped my soul, who cares and loves me, and who is helping govern this world. She watches the sparrow; She watches each grain of sand and star in the sky; She watches the lilies; She watches me. She is by my side, and She is helping me become all that I can be.

I would have you feel some of her grace and beauty, her POWER and magnificence."

Martin Pulido, co-author of the BYU Studies essay “A Mother There

A Girls Guide to Heavenly Mother by McArthur Krishna and Bethany Brady Spalding

A Boys Guide to Heavenly Mother by McArthur Krishna and Martin Pulido

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