IDEAL WOMEN :
Genesis – Chapter 12:11, 14
Sarai, Abram’s wife:
11. As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, “I know what a beautiful woman you are.
14. when Abram came to Egypt, the Egyptians saw that she was a very beautiful woman.
Genesis – Chapter 24:16
Rebecca, Jacob’s wife:
16. The girl was very beautiful, a virgin; no man had ever lain with her. She went down to the spring, filled her jar and came up again.
Esther – Chapter 2:2-4, 7-9, 17
Esther, Mordecai’s cousin
2. Then the king’s personal sttendants proposed, “Let a search be made for beautiful young virgins for the king.
3. Let the king appoint commissioners in every province of his realm to bring all these beautiful girls into the harem at the citadel of Susa. Let them be placed under the care of Hegai, the king’s eunuch, who is in charge of the women; and let beauty treatments be given to them.
4. Then let the girl who pleases the king be queen instead of Vashti.
7. Mordecai had cousin name Hadassah, whom he had brought up because she had neither father nor mother. This girl, who was also known as Esther, was lovely in form and features.
8. When the king’s order and edict had been proclaimed, many girls were …taken to the king’s palace…
9. The girl pleased him and won his favor…
17. Now the king was attracted to Esther more than to any of the other women, and she won his favor and approval more than any of the other virgins. So he set a royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.
Song of Songs – Chapter 4:1, 7
Solomon’s Song of Songs:
1. “How beautiful you are, my beloved, how beautiful! Your eyes behind your veil are like doves. Your hair falls in waves, like a flock of goats frisking down the slopes of Gilead.”
7. “You are so beautiful, my beloved, so perfect in every part.”
Song of Songs – Chapter 6:4
4. “O my beloved, you are as beautiful as the lovely town of Tirzah. Yes, as beautiful as Jerusalem! You are as majestic as an army with banners.”.
Ruth – Chapter 1:16-17
16. But Ruth replied “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go, I will go and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.
17. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me.”
Acts – Chapter 9:36,39
36. In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which, when translated, is Dorcas), who was always doing good and helping the poor.
39. …All the widows stood around him, crying and showing him the robes and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was still [alive].
Proverbs Chapter 31:10-31
10. A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.
11. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.
12. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.
13. She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.
14. She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.
15. She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls.
16. She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17. She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.
18. She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.
19. In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20. She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.
21. When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22. She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23. Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24. She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25. She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
26. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
29. “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”
30. Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31. Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.