Proverbs 31:5-15 ESV

5 lest they drink and forget what has been decreed and 1pervert the rights of all the afflicted.

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6 Give strong drink to the one who 2is perishing, and wine to 3those in bitter distress;a

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    • Ø 31:6 - Hebrew those bitter in soul
      7 4let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more.

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      8 5Open 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, 6judge righteously, 7defend the rights of 8the poor and needy.

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          The Woman Who Fears the Lord

          10 c9An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than 10jewels.

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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 11seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands.

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                • 1371 31:13 - [ver. 21, 22, 24]
                  14 She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar.
                  15 She 12rises while it is yet night and 13provides food for her household and portions for her maidens.

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