The words of King Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him:
What, my son? And what, the son of my womb? And what, the son of my vows?
Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.
It is not for kings, O Lemuel -- it is not for kings to drink wine, nor for princes strong drink,
lest they drink and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.
Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.
Let them drink and forget their poverty, and remember their misery no more.
Open thy mouth for the dumb, in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.
Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.