Feminism


Proverbs 31:10-31

10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.

12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

14 She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.

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

31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

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13 thoughts on “Feminism”

  1. 1 Timothy 2:12. We must always remember that the bible doesn’t always do good by a woman. The woman is expected to love her husband, but he can rule over her. I am a Christian too, but I take some words of the bible with a pinch of salt – recognising it was written at a time when the laws of men made women secondary characters.

    At the same time – there is nothing wrong with these proverbs, it just doesn’t come across as feminism in particular?

    Proverbs 31:30 is great. 🙂

    1. Hello Samantha, I found this website helpful to explain the verse you mentioned. https://bible.org/seriespage/9-what-does-it-mean-not-teach-or-have-authority-over-men-1-timothy-211-15

      From my experience reading the Bible, a lot of things don’t make sense and seem weird St face value but I like stumbling upon those cause then I can’t rest until I have dissect the passage. The Bible isn’t easy to read and I feel like people should study to fully get the wisdom.

      I understand where you’re coming from though and i ll definitely check out that proverb 🙂

      1. Hey thanks for taking the time to respond. I read the majority of the article – but found that the author couldn’t find a specific reason to dispute the verse and therefore didn’t contradict it. Which was weird.

        The problem with the bible is that it’s becoming obsolete. In order to keep up with the changing society it needs to be updated – but can’t be updated without losing some of the original meaning. But I think because a lot of it was written so long after Jesus’ time, that’s where we get these contradictory verses that align with societal values (and values of the writer) rather than the Word of God. It’s gotta be treated like Shakespeare – translated on the opposite page!!! hehe. Thanks again for your thoughts

      2. I am glad that you still keeping the faith. There are many things that I don’t understand outside of the Bible and that’s where people lose faith and blame God for things but Joel Osteen (not a big of him Hahah but still I like what he said) that we always have to have a “I don’t understand this, God” space in our brain and be OK with it and just trust him. I am going to try to find out why they said that in that verse, I still think there is an explanation somewhere.

        And thank you for being earnest and raising this interesting point 🙂

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