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 Proverbs 31:1 - 9
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The Holy Bible, New International Version®
   Book of Proverbs
   Chapter 31
31:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The sayings of King Lemuel - an oracle F58 his mother taught him:
 
31:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"O my son, O son of my womb, O son of my vows, F59
 
31:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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do not spend your strength on women, your vigor on those who ruin kings.
 
31:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"It is not for kings, O Lemuel - not for kings to drink wine, not for rulers to crave beer,
 
31:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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lest they drink and forget what the law decrees, and deprive all the oppressed of their rights.
 
31:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Give beer to those who are perishing, wine to those who are in anguish;
 
31:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more.
 
31:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.
 
31:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy."
 

FOOTNOTES:
F58 Or of Lemuel king of Massa, which
F59 Or / the answer to my prayers

 
 

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