Proverbs 31:3-13 ESV

3 Do 1not give your strength to women, your ways to those 2who destroy kings.

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4 3It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings 4to drink wine, or for rulers to take 5strong drink,

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5 lest they drink and forget what has been decreed and 6pervert the rights of all the afflicted.

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6 Give strong drink to the one who 7is perishing, and wine to 8those in bitter distress;a

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    • Ø 31:6 - Hebrew those bitter in soul
      7 9let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more.

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      8 10Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute.b

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        • Ù 31:8 - Hebrew are sons of passing away
          9 Open your mouth, 11judge righteously, 12defend the rights of 13the poor and needy.

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          The Woman Who Fears the Lord

          10 c14An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than 15jewels.

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            • Ú 31:10 - Verses 10-31 are an acrostic poem, each verse beginning with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet
              11 The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain.
              12 She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.
              13 She 16seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands.

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                • 1371 31:13 - [ver. 21, 22, 24]