She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
The woman Lemuel was to choose was always on the lookout for wool and flax, which she converted into cloth. She would shop and find the bargains that were available. She rose early to prepare for the daily needs of her family.