"And Jehovah God went on to say: "It is not good for the man to continue by himself. I am going to make a helper for him as a complement of him.""  (Gen 2:18).

"But I want you to know that the head of every man is the Christ; in turn the head of a woman is the man; in turn the head of the Christ is God... For a man ought not to have his head covered, as he is God's image and glory; but woman is man's glory. For man is not out of woman but woman out of man; and, what is more, man was not created for the sake of the woman, but woman for the sake of the man."  (From 1 Cor 11:3 & 7-9).

"Let wives be in subjection to their husbands as to the Lord, because a husband is head of his wife as the Christ also is head of the congregation, he being a saviour of this body. In fact, as  the congregation is in subjection to the Christ, so let wives also be to their husbands in everything."  (Eph 5:22-24).

"As in all congregations of God's people, women should not address the meeting. They have no licence to speak, but should keep their place as the Law directs. If  there  is  something they want to know, they can ask their own husbands at home. It   is   a shocking thing that a woman should address the congregation."  (1 Cor 14:34,35 NEB).

"A woman must be a learner, listening quietly and with due submission. I do not permit a  woman to be a teacher, nor must woman domineer over man; she  should  be  quiet. For Adam was created first, and Eve afterwards; and it was not Adam who was deceived; it was the woman who, yielding to deception, fell into sin."  (1 Tim 2:11-14 NEB).

"Wives, be subject to your husbands;  that is your Christian duty."  (Col 3:18 NEB).

"In like manner, you wives, be in subjection to your own husbands, in order that, if any are not obedient to the Word, they may be won without a word through the conduct of their wives, because of having been eyewitnesses of your chaste conduct together with deep respect."  (1 Peter 3:1,2).

"Women again must dress in becoming manner, modestly and soberly, not with elaborate hair styles, not decked out with gold or pearls, or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, as befits women who claim to be religious."  (1 Tim 2:9,10 NEB).

"Your beauty should reside, not in outward adornment    the braiding of the hair, or  jewellery, or  dress    but in the inmost centre of your being, with its imperishable ornament, a gentle, quiet spirit, which is of high value in the sight of God."  (1 Peter 3:3,4 NEB).

"The older women, similarly, should be reverent in their bearing, not scandal-mongers or slaves to strong drink; they must set a high standard, and school the younger women to be loving wives and mothers, temperate, chaste, and kind, busy at home, respecting the authority of their own husbands. Thus the Gospel will not be brought into disrepute."  (Titus 2:3  5 NEB).

"Grace in a woman wins honour, but she who hates virtue makes a home for dishonour."  (From Prov 11:16 NEB).

"…a discreet wife is from Jehovah."  (Prov 19:14).

"A good wife means a good life; she is one of the Lord's gifts to those who fear Him."  (Eccus 26:3 NEB).

"Who can find a capable wife?  Her worth is far beyond coral. Her husband's whole trust is in her, and children are not lacking. She repays him with good, not evil, all her life long... When she opens her mouth, it is to speak wisely, and loyalty is the theme of her teaching... Charm is a delusion and beauty fleeting; it is the God-fearing woman who is honoured..."  (From Prov 31:10  31 NEB).

'The wife who is a glory of a faithful husband is also a delight before God.'  (R. Thomas).

"…each of you must love his wife as his very self;  but the woman must see to it that she pays her husband all respect."  (Eph 5:33 NEB).

'A contentious wife is loathsome, and is where sadness resides.'  (R. Thomas).

"…the contentions of a wife are as a leaking roof that drives one away... but a discreet wife is from Jehovah."  (From Prov 19:13,14).

"Do not leave a leaky cistern to drip or allow a bad wife to say what she likes."  (Eccus 25:25 NEB).

"A capable wife is her husband's crown; one who disgraces him is like rot in his bones."  (Prov 12:4 NEB).