The words of King Lemuel of Massa, which his mother taught him:
No, my son! No, son of my womb! No, son of my solemn promises!
Don't give your strength to women, your ways to those who wipe out kings.
It isn't for kings, Lemuel, it isn't for kings to drink wine, for rulers to cravea strong drink.
Otherwise, they will drink and forget the law, and violate the rights of the needy.
Give strong drink to those who are perishing and wine to those whose hearts are bitter.
Let them drink and forget their poverty and no longer remember their toil.
Speak out on behalf of the voiceless, and for the rights of all who are vulnerable.b9
Speak out in order to judge with righteousness and to defend the needy and the poor.