Proverbs 31:1-9 DBY

1 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy a that his mother taught him:

References for Proverbs 31:1

    • Ɣ 31:1 - As ch. 30.1.
      2 What, my son? and what, O son of my womb? and what, O son of my vows?
      3 Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to them that destroy kings.
      4 It is not for kings, Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, nor for rulers b [to say], Where is the strong drink? c

      References for Proverbs 31:4

        • ƕ 31:4 - As ch. 8.15.
        • Ɩ 31:4 - Some read 'to desire strong drink.'
          5 -- lest they drink and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the children of affliction.
          6 Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto the bitter of soul:
          7 let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.
          8 Open thy mouth for the dumb, for the cause of all those that are left desolate. d

          References for Proverbs 31:8

            • Ɨ 31:8 - Lit. 'sons of decease' (i.e. of those deceased).
              9 Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and minister justice to the afflicted and needy.