Proverbs 31:1-9 CEBA

Words of King Lemuel

1 The words of King Lemuel of Massa, which his mother taught him:

References for Proverbs 31:1

      2 No, my son! No, son of my womb! No, son of my solemn promises!
      3 Don't give your strength to women, your ways to those who wipe out kings.
      4 It isn't for kings, Lemuel, it isn't for kings to drink wine, for rulers to crave strong drink.

      References for Proverbs 31:4

        • a 31:4 - Or <i>where </i>or <i>or</i>
          5 Otherwise, they will drink and forget the law, and violate the rights of the needy.
          6 Give strong drink to those who are perishing and wine to those whose hearts are bitter.
          7 Let them drink and forget their poverty and no longer remember their toil.
          8 Speak out on behalf of the voiceless, and for the rights of all who are vulnerable.

          References for Proverbs 31:8

            • b 31:8 - Or <i>all children who are passing away</i>
              9 Speak out in order to judge with righteousness and to defend the needy and the poor.