Chapter 3 – Strange And Virtuous Woman


Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Write the Key Verse from memory.
  • Identify the two types of women discussed in Proverbs.
  • Describe characteristics of the “strange” woman.
  • Describe characteristics of the “virtuous” woman.



When woman was first created, she was made by God in a beautiful and sinless state. Due to her fall into sin, all women are now in one of two categories:

The woman apart from God: The sinful woman who has not accepted Jesus
Christ as Savior and received forgiveness for her sin.
The woman of God: Once a sinner, this woman has confessed her sin and
accepted Jesus Christ as Savior. She now stands virtuous (holy) before God.

The book of Proverbs in the Old Testament emphasizes the contrast between these two
categories. The woman apart from God is referred to as the “strange” woman. The woman of God is referred to as the “virtuous” woman.

The subject of the strange woman runs like a connecting thread throughout the book of Proverbs until the final chapter where the characteristics of the virtuous woman are presented as a glorious contrast.



Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.