Admonitions to Women

  • We have an exhortation for our sisters in the faith and anyone with an ear to hear. We encourage our sisters and all women  in hopes of provoking you unto the calling of Christ to be an example of a Believer  because you all are essential to the salvation of the world. 

The Epistle of Polycarp to the Philippians 2:6

[6] And teach ourselves first to walk according to the commandments of Ahayah; and then your wives to walk likewise according to the faith that is given to them; in charity and in purity; loving their own husbands with all sincerity, and all others alike with all temperance; and to bring up their children in the instruction and fear of Ahayah.

1Pe 3:1 

Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation G391 of the wives;

Definition:

G391 ἀναστροφή anastrophē

Thayer Definition

1) manner of life, conduct, behavior, deportment

  • As Peter testifies, it is your behavior that will win over an unbeliever if they do not believe the law and the testimony, because they will see your pure behavior  and demonstration of the Spirit [I Cor 2:4-5] and be convinced of the power of Alahayim because the unity of your household in obedience unto your Husband is the true image of the Alahayim, as we will learn from the testimonies of the Holy Spirit.

I Pe 3:2

While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.​​ 

1Pe 3:3 

Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;

1Pe 3:4

But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of Alahayim of great price

  • A meek and quiet woman who submits to her Head of household is mighty in the faith and of great price unto Alahayim because she can convert unbelievers.

Sir 26:13

The grace of a wife delighteth her husband, and her discretion will fat his bones.

Sir 26:14 

A silent and loving woman is a gift of AHAYAH, and there is nothing so much worth, as a mind well instructed.

Sir 26:15

A shamefaced and faithful woman is a double grace, and her continent mind cannot be valued.

Sir 36:23

 If there be kindness, meekness, and comfort, in her tongue, then is not her husband like other men. 

  • The believing women truly exemplify Wisdom, which is the Holy Spirit, characteristics in their behavior and speech:

James 3:17-18

17  But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

18  And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

  • Eve instructed her children not to transgress against the good:

The Apocalypse of Moses CHAPTER XXX

"Now then, my children, I have shown you the way in which we were deceived; and do ye guard yourselves from transgressing against the good."

  • The Apostles and disciples instructed the women unto that which is good for their edification: 

1 Clem 21:6

…………Let us guide our women toward that which is good.

1 Clem. 21:7 

let them show forth their lovely disposition of purity; let them prove their sincere affection of gentleness; let them make manifest the moderation of their tongue through their silence; let them show their love, not in factious preferences but without partiality towards all them that fear Alahayim, in holiness.​

  •  Wisdom is without partiality and the disciples exhort women unto showing love without partiality as well.  

Eph 5:22 

 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 

Eph 5:23 

 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. 

Eph 5:24  

Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. 

  • Being in subjection unto one's own husband is setting an example of the Church by being as She is unto Christ. For aged women, walking in this righteousness sets an example for the younger women as well to learn to behave in a righteous manner of life, so that the word of Alahayim is not blasphemed. 

Tit 2:3  

The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; 
Tit 2:4  

That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 
Tit 2:5  

To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of Alahayim be not blasphemed. 

  • When younger women walk in the righteous ordinances of the Lord through Paul, it gives none occasion for the adversary to speak reproachfully as well.

1Ti 5:14

I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

  • A good wife guiding her house in righteousness is a beautiful thing in the sight of Alahayim:

Sir 26:16

As the Sun when it ariseth in the high heaven: so is the beauty of a good wife in the ordering of her house.

Pro 31:27 

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

Pro 14:1

 Every wise woman buildeth her house; but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.

  • When righteous women speak, they give answer with meekness, fear  and speech seasoned with salt. There is no wickedness in their speech:

Pro 8:7  

For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

Pro 8:13 

The fear of Ahayah is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

Pro 8:8  

All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.

1 Pwr 3:15 

But sanctify the Lord Alahayim in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: 

Col 4:6  

Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. 

1Pe 3:5

For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in Alahayim, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands 

1Pe 3:6

Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him Lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement :

  • The righteous women in scripture reverenced and spoke to her husband with terms of endearment like "my love" or "my beloved" in the Songs of Solomon so that we may know it is righteous to reference one's husband with words of love and terms of endearment. Righteous women also showed reverence for their husbands by calling them "lord,” by Sarah among other women's example. Interestingly , the English word "husband" supports why women call their husband's 'lord' as well.​ In Old English, husband means "male head of a household or manager" and in Old Norse  húsbóndi is ‘master of a house." There are a few examples of a righteous woman's reverence for her husband:

  • Eve reverencing Adam calling him lord

Apocalypse of Moses 2:1

1 And after this, Adam and Eve were with one another, and while they were sleeping Eve said to Adam, her Lord: "My lord, Adam, behold, I have seen in a dream this night the blood of my son Amilabes, who is styled Abel, being poured into the mouth of Cain, his brother, and he went on drinking it without pity.

Book of Adam and Eve ch.35

Thus spake Adam to his sons, and he was seized with violent pains, and he cried out with a loud voice, "What shall I do? I am in distress. So cruel are the pains with which I am beset." And when Eve had seen him weeping, she also began to weep herself, and said: "O Lord my Alahayim, hand over to me his pain, for it is I who sinned." And Eve said to Adam: "My Lord, give me a part of thy pains, for this hath come to thee from fault of mine."

  • (She truly was repentant of her error and couldn't bear to see her husband in pain out of the love she had for him.)

 

  • Sarah, praying when the Egyptians took her. Notice, the command was given to Abram, but she speaks of it as if it was a command to both of them because she was in unity with her husband as one flesh taking the command as if it was her duty to do the same thing.

Jasher 15:17

And Sarai also prayed at that time and said: O AHAYAH Alahayim thou didst tell my Lord Abram to go from his land and from his father's house to the land of Canaan, and Thou didst promise to do well with him if he would perform thy commands; now behold, we have done that which Thou didst command us, and we left our land and our families, and we went to a strange land and to a people whom we have not known before."
Jasher 23:10

10. And Sarah said to Abraham: O my lord, I pray thee, take heed of thy son, and place thine eyes over him, for I have no other son nor daughter but him.

  • Rebecca reverenced her husband and her father in law as lord. Rebecca also understood the power of being in unison with her covering so that their prayers would not be hindered as 1Pet 3:7 states.

Jasher 26:1- 1.

AND in the fifty ninth year of the life of Isaac the son of Abraham, Rebecca his wife was still barren in those days.
Jasher 26:2

And Rebecca said unto Isaac, truly I have heard, my lord, that thy mother Sarah was barren in her days until my lord Abraham, thy father, prayed for her and she conceived by him.

Jasher 26:3.

Now therefore stand up, pray thou also to Alahayim and He will hear thy prayer and remember us through his mercies.

Jasher 26:4

And Isaac answered his wife Rebecca, saying, Abraham has already prayed for me to Alahayim to multiply his seed, now therefore this barrenness must proceed to us from thee.

Jasher 26:5

And Rebecca said unto him, but arise now thou also and pray, that Ahayah may hear thy prayer and grant me children, and Isaac hearkened to the words of his wife, and Isaac and his wife rose up and went to the land of Moriah to pray there and to seek the Lord, and when they had reached that place Isaac stood up and prayed to Ahayah on account of his wife because she was barren.

  • (A righteous woman understands the power that is upon her head by her covering and being in unity that the prayers for the betterment of the household be not hindered.)

  • Wives, The golden rule will keep your household in order against all attacks of the enemy.

Col 3:17

And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of Lord Yache, giving thanks to Alahayim and the Father by him.​​​

                                                                    A Righteous Woman

Pro 18:22

Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of AHAYAH

Pro 19:14

House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from AHAYAH

Sir 40:23

A friend and companion never meet amiss: but about both is a wife with her husband

Sir 26:1

Blessed is the man that hath a virtuous wife, for the number of his days shall be double.
Sir 26:2

A virtuous woman reioyceth her husband, and he shall fulfill the years of his life in peace

Sir 40:19

Children and the building of a city continue a man’s name: but a blameless wife is counted about them both.
Sir 26:2

A virtuous woman reioyceth her husband, and he shall fulfill the years of his life in peace.

Sir 26:13

The grace of a wife delighteth her husband, and her discretion will fat his bones.

Sir 26:14 

A silent and loving woman is a gift of AHAYAH, and there is nothing so much worth, as a mind well instructed.

Sir 26:15

A shamefaced and faithful woman is a double grace, and her continent mind cannot be valued.

Sir 25:1

In three things I was beautified, and stood up beautiful, both before Alahayim and men: the unity of brethren, the love of neighbors, a man and a wife that agree together.

Sir 26:25

A shameless woman shalbe counted as a dog: but she that is shamefast will fear AHAYAH

Sir 26:23

A wicked woman is given as a portion to a wicked man: but a holy woman is given to him that feareth AHAYAH.

Sir 26:24

A dishonest woman contemneth shame, but an honest woman will reverence her husband.

Sir 26:26

A woman that honoureth her husband, shall be judged wise of all: but she that dishonoureth him in her pride, shall be counted unholy of all.

 

                                                                   An Unrighteous woman

Sir 25:17 

The wickedness of a woman changeth her face, and darkeneth her countenance like sackecloth.

Pro 12:4

A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

Sir 25:22 

A woman, if she maintain her husband, is full of anger, impudency, and much reproach

Sir 25:23

A wicked woman abateth the courage, maketh a heavier countenance, and a wounded heart: a woman that will not comfort her husband in distress maketh weaker hands, and feeble knees.

Sir 26:9

The whoredom of a woman may be known in her haughty looks, and eye lids.

Sir 26:11

Watch over an impudent eye: and marvel not, if she trespassed against thee.

Sir 26:12

She will open her mouth as a thirsty traveler, when he hath found a fountain: and drink of every water near her: by every hedge will she sit down, and open her quiver against every arrow.

Sir 25:20

As the climbing up a sandy way is to the feet of the aged, so is a wife full of words to a quiet man.

Pro 7:10  

And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart. 
Pro 7:11  

(She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house: 
Pro 7:12 

 Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)

  • (unrighteous women are not keepers at home, but desire to be out in the streets.)

                                                The Virtious Woman 

Pro 31:10

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
Pro 31:11

The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
Pro 31:12

She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
Pro 31:13

She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
Pro 31:14

She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
Pro 31:15

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

Pro 31:16

She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
Pro 31:17

She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
Pro 31:18

She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
Pro 31:19

She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
Pro 31:20

She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
Pro 31:21

She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
Pro 31:22

She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
Pro 31:23

Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
Pro 31:24

She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
Pro 31:25

Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
Pro 31:26

She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
Pro 31:27

She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
Pro 31:28

Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Pro 31:29

Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
Pro 31:30

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

Pro 31:31

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